Sun, 08 Jan 2017 06:09:22 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have invited non-roster Ps Al Alburquerque, Yender Caramo, Malcolm Culver, Jonathan Dziedzic, Luke Farrell, Brandon League, Bobby Parnell, A.J. Puckett, Jonathan Sanchez, Eric Skoglund, Josh Staumont, Eric Stout and Chris Withrow, Cs Zane Evans, Xavier Fernandez, Parker Morin and Chase Vallot, 1B Ryan O'Hearn, 2B Corey Toups, SS Humberto Arteaga, 3B Garin Cecchini and OF Alfredo Escalera to major league spring training camp.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 21:14:13 -0800
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent RPs Al Alburquerque (Mariners), Brandon League (Diamondbacks) and Chris Withrow (Braves) to minor-league contracts Saturday, Jan. 7.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 06:02:31 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have released RP Al Alburquerque.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 21:53:25 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent RP Al Alburquerque outright to Class AAA Salt Lake City Monday, Aug. 8.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:52:43 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.725 million deal Saturday, Jan. 24. He can earn $12,500 in incentives for making 75 appearances.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:39:33 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque is asking for $2.05 million in arbitration, while the Tigers offered $1.375 million.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:46:42 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (arm) said he's dealing with a "dead arm" right now. "Unfortunately there's no secret to getting through it quicker," Nathan said. "It's just one of those things that will hit guys throughout the course of a year and you never know when it is going to be or how long it is going to last but all you can do is continue to throw and throw through it and, hopefully, one day you come there and the ball is coming out of your hand a lot cleaner and with a little more zip on it." Nathan has allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings this year and blew his first save chance April 2.
Fantasy Tip: The Tigers haven't given any indication that they'll shut Nathan down, but don't be surprised if he's rested during the team's next save chance. Al Alburquerque and Phil Coke could be used if that's the case.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:57:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski. Rondon was a candidate to be the team's eighth-inning setup man this season. The Tigers have other candidates to fill Rondon's spot, like RPs Joba Chamberlain, Al Alburquerque, Ian Krol, Evan Reed, Luke Putkonen and Phil Coke, but the team isn't locked in to any one guy.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:35:23 -0800
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with RP Al Alburquerque Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $837,500 deal.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:41:46 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque is expected to continue to see more opportunities with RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) still not ready to re-join the team.