Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
4 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
6 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
8 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
11 months 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.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
11 months ago

Alburquerque is dealing with soreness near his right hip, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

An MRI was ordered, and while the results have not yet been released publicly, Alburquerque seems confident it's not a serious issue. He's hoping to be available to pitch Wednesday against the Royals.

Al Alburquerque
RP LAA
11 months ago

Alburquerque hasn't pitched in a week since allowing three earned runs and registering no outs in an August 24 rout at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He's had a bad year, but then again, this seems to be a pattern for the reliever. Excluding 2012, he has alternated good and bad seasons, at least in terms of ERA and WHIP. However, he's struggled with control in most seasons and he's had just one where he registered at least three strikeouts for every walk. This season, he's struggling with a 1.43 WHIP and 50:28 K:BB rate and should be nowhere near an active fantasy lineup.