Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
1 month ago

Alburquerque agreed to a minor league deal with the Mariners on Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alburquerque had been released by the Angels earlier in the month after appearing in just two games at the major league level this season, and he ended up with Seattle where he'll likely be deployed as organizational bullpen depth. The 30-year-old has reported to Triple-A Tacoma and allowed two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings in his first appearance with his new club Wednesday.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
2 months ago

Alburquerque was released by the Angels on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

A spot was needed for Andrew Bailey and Alburquerque was the roster casualty. Alburquerque turned in a brilliant season with the Tigers just two years ago, posting a 2.51 ERA and 63:21 K:BB over 72 appearances, but his control has slipped in recent years as has his velocity.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
3 months ago

Alburquerque was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old made two appearances during his four-day stint with the big club, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out one batter in two innings. Alburquerque has fared reasonably well in 22 appearances with Salt Lake, but the walks continue to haunt him.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
4 months ago

Alburquerque was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alburquerque last pitched in the big leagues for the Angels on Sept. 29 on last season. He posted a 4.21 ERA overall in 2015. His ERA in Salt Lake this season is just 2.49 through 21.2 innings. He will provide added depth for the Angels bullpen.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
4 months ago

Albuquerque was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being designated for assignment Saturday, the veteran reliever officially cleared waivers Tuesday and was subsequently assigned to the Angels' Triple-A affiliate. He adds organizational relief depth, but his fantasy outlook the rest of the season is relatively dim given that he's no longer on the team's 40-man roster.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
4 months ago

Albuquerque was designated for assignment Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has spent the entire season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he has notched a 2.40 ERA across 15 appearances. However, the Angels opted to remove him from the 40-man roster and give his spot to Deolis Guerra. Albuquerque will now be available on waivers and could be picked up by an organization looking to add bullpen depth.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
6 months ago

Alburquerque was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a disappointing 2015 campaign, Alburquerque allowed seven runs (four earned) in eight innings this spring, though he did post a sterling 13:1 K:BB. He'll likely be needed in the big-league bullpen at some point this season.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
9 months ago

Alburquerque and the Angels agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal is pending a physical, but the 29-year-old is expected to join the Angels after spending the last five seasons in Detroit. He's made 241 appearances over that span, going 17-6 with a 3.20ERA and 1.333 WHIP. Alburquerque is coming off of a disappointing 2015 campaign in which he posted a 4.21 ERA, the second-highest mark of his career. As a result, he was non-tendered by the Tigers in December.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
10 months ago

Alburquerque was not tendered a contract by the Tigers, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

After ive seasons in Detroit, Alburquerque will become a free agent with the Tigers opting not to offer a contract before Wednesday's deadline. The reliever has been inconsistent throughout his time with the Tigers, striking out more than 11 batters per nine innings but also walking five batters per nine. He finished last season with a 4.21 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 67 appearances.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
1 year ago

Albuquerque (hip) threw a 10-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Albuquerque has not pitched in more than a week as he continues to deal with soreness in his hip. The Tigers were encouraged by Thursday's session, however, and Albuquerque could return to active duty as early as Friday versus the Indians.