Matt Albers

Baseball Player

Matt Albers was born in Houston, Texas, United States on January 20th, 1983 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 41, Matt Albers biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 20, 1983
United States
Place of Birth
Houston, Texas, United States
41 years old
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Baseball Player
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Matt Albers Life

Matthew James Albers (born January 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

He previously played for the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals.

Personal life

As of 2017, Albers and his family reside in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

Albers' wife Tara was eight months pregnant with the couple's second child when Hurricane Harvey hit the region in August 2017. She and their son evacuated to Dallas as a result of the storm. Albers partnered with Washington Nationals teammate Anthony Rendon, a fellow Houstonian, to set up a YouCaring fundraiser page to raise money for donations to the Houston Food Bank in the wake of the hurricane.


Matt Albers Career

High school career

Albers graduated from William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, in 2001. In the 23rd round (686th overall) of the 2001 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros selected him that year.

Professional career

Albers made his professional debut in 2002 with the Rookie-level Martinsville Astros going 2–3 with a 5.13 earned run average (ERA) in 13 starts. He spent the next three seasons in the Single-A ranks, playing for a season each with the Tri-City ValleyCats, Lexington Legends, and Salem Avalanche. Albers' 2006 season with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League, winning 10–2 with a 2.17 ERA in 19 starts.

The Astros called him up to the major leagues on July 20, 2006. Albers pitched a few games in relief and then got off to a rocky start against the San Diego Padres on August 3, 2006, allowing five runs on eight hits in five-plus innings. Albers were then sent by the Astros to the Class AAA Pacific Coast League's Round Rock Express two days later. As rosters expanded in September, the Astros recalled Albers back to the major leagues. Albers was named Texas League Pitcher of the Year in 2006.

When Albers pitched 7+1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 5, 2007, he won his first Major League victory.

Albers was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on December 12, 2007, as part of the Miguel Tejada trade, after being a starting pitcher for two years. He was put on the disabled list in the middle of the 2008 season due to a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Albers signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox on December 16, 2010. He made 56 relief appearances for the 2011 Red Sox, bringing a 4–4 record with 4.73 ERA, 68 strikeouts, and 31 walks in 64+2nd innings pitched.

Albers signed a one-year contract to return to Boston on December 12, 2011, avoiding arbitration. He made 40 relief appearances and posted a 2–0 record, 25 strikeouts, and 15 walks in 39+13 innings pitched during his time with the 2012 Red Sox.

The Red Sox traded Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for relief pitcher Craig Breslow on July 31, 2012. Albers went 1–1 with a 2.57 ERA in 23 relief appearances with Arizona.

Albers, along with relief pitcher Bryan Shaw and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, were sent by the Cleveland Indians to the Cleveland Indians on December 11, 2012 as part of a three-way trade involving the Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. Drew Stubbs went from the Reds to the Indians, as the Arizona Diamondbacks received relief pitcher Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson of the Indians, as well as shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Reds. Shin-Soo Choo, a right fielder, and $3.5 million from Cleveland have been given to the Cincinnati Reds.

Albers signed a one-year deal worth $2.45 million on December 16, 2013, along with a club option for 2015. Houston turned down his 2015 offer on October 9, 2014, making him a free agent.

He signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox on February 13, 2015. Albers was involved in a bench-clearing brawl against the Kansas City Royals on April 22, 2015. Albers suffered a fractured finger trying to recover from the fracas, which placed him on the 15-day disabled list.

Albers signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal on January 21, 2016. Albers hit a double in the 13th inning, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly on June 1, 2016. The White Sox beat the Mets 2–1 in what turned out to be the winning run.

The Albers have signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Washington Nationals for the 2017 season. Despite giving up no earned runs over 11+2/3 innings, he was released on March 27, 2017. On April 9, the Nationals re-signed Albers and promoted him to the major leagues. Albers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4–2 on May 5, 2017, his first appearance in his career.

On January 30, 2018, Albers signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. On October 31, 2019, he was elected free agency.