Al Alburquerque
RP FA
1 month ago

Alburquerque cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old was designated for assignment on May 21 following five poor appearances out of the big-league bullpen, and it seems like those rough outings were enough to deter any suitors from plucking him off waivers. Alburquerque will now move into an organizational depth role for the Royals.

Al Alburquerque
RP FA
1 month ago

Alburquerque was designated for assignment Sunday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alburquerque was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on May 10 but was ineffective in five relief appearances following his promotion. The 30-year-old allowed three earned runs on two hits and three walks over four innings of relief. Alburquerque has seven years of major-league experience, so there's a decent chance that he's claimed by another big-league club. If not, he'll be assigned back to Triple-A Omaha.

Al Alburquerque
RP FA
1 month ago

Alburquerque, despite allowing two runs over an inning of work, picked up his first hold of 2017 in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Alburquerque notched 34 holds for the Tigers from 2013-15, but he stumbled through the minor leagues last season. He's made it back under the MLB lights, but his low-leverage role in the team's bullpen offers little fantasy appeal.

Al Alburquerque
RP FA
1 month ago

The Royals selected Alburquerque's contract from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Alburquerque has been throwing well at Omaha this season. He's pitched in 11 games (13.2 innings) and posted a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in that time. Alburquerque has had a fair share of experience in the majors as well. In his career he's thrown 227 innings over 243 games, during which he's compiled a 3.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.

Al Alburquerque
RP FA
6 months ago

Alburquerque received a spring training invite from the Royals on Saturday, JEffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After five years in the Detroit organization that included an excellent season in 2014, Alburquerque split his time in 2016 between the Seattle and Anaheim organizations. He only saw two major league innings that year though, as control issues seemed to keep him at the Triple-A level. If he can show some old form in spring training, he should have a shot at regular time in a major league bullpen again.

Al Alburquerque
RP FA
10 months 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 FA
10 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 FA
1 year 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 FA
1 year 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 FA
1 year 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.