Al Alburquerque

RP / L.A. Angels / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Angels' Al Alburquerque: Agrees to terms with Angels

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

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Al Alburquerque: Non-tendered by Tigers

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

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Tigers RP Al Alburquerque could be ready to pitch Friday

      Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque threw a bullpen session Thursday, according to the Detroit News. He said he felt good and could be game ready Friday against the Indians. Alburquerque added the MRI on his injured hip showed no structural damage. He has not pitched since Aug. 24.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Hip ailment plaguing Tigers RP Al Albuquerque

      Brad Ausmus has revealed that the right hip of Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has been bothering him since before last weekend, the Detroit Free Press has reported. Albuquerque, who has not pitched since Aug. 24, was not performing well before going down. He had allowed five runs on four hits in his last 1 2/3 innings. Ausmus did not indicate a possible trip to the disabled list or timetable for his return to action.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Tigers RHP Al Alburquerque still has trust of Ausmus

      A Tigers bullpen that has been their Achilles heel in recent seasons could use an effective Al Alburquerque. And that means the Alburquerque that averaged 11 strikeouts per nine innings heading into this season. Alburquerque has not allowed a run in his last five appearances, but he's given up seven hits with just one strikeout over those 4 1/3 innings. Brad Ausmus, however, believes he can still count on him to fan a batter when needed. "Especially against the right-handed hitter, I think he has the ability to get that strikeout," Ausmus told MLive.com. "It would be nice to have that (in the bullpen). ... I think he's moving in the right direction really. He's a lot better now that he was a month ago." Alburquerque, who didn't allow a home run in more than 56 innings pitched in his first two years in the majors, surrendered three during a two-game stretch and now owns a 6.75 ERA. His velocity has been down, resulting in few strikeouts. He has just six in 10 2/3 innings in 2015.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Tigers' Al Alburquerque may have sinus infection

      Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque will see a doctor on Sunday to evaluate the illness that has been bothering him. The Tigers suspect that Alburquerque may have a sinus infection, per MLB.com. In his last appearance, Alburquerque gave up four runs in two innings on Friday.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Tigers bullpen all but set for opening day

      Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is feeling confident about his pitching staff headed into the start of the season. So much so, that he's expecting six of the seven spots to already be taken by Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Bruce Rondon, Al Alburquerque and Joba Chamberlain, reports MLive.com. "Those six, it'd be surprising if they weren't on the team," Ausmus said Friday morning. "Something strange would have to happen just based on their performances from the past." This leaves Alex Wilson, Josh Zeid and Buck Farmer all battling for the final slot in the bullpen. "You're always concerned about injuries," Ausmus said. "I think that's where the depth comes into play, where, if something unexpected comes up, we have a lot of arms we feel like can produce at the major league level. ... If something happens at any time, we feel that we have a quality arm that we can slide right in."

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Tigers sign pitcher Al Alburquerque for $1.725 million

      The Tigers have re-signed pitcher Al Alburquerque to a $1.725 million contract with a $12,500 bonus for 75 appearances, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Alburquerque originally filed for $2.05 million in arbitration while Detroit offered $1.375 million, according to Heyman. The team made the deal official Sunday, avoiding arbitration. The five-year veteran went 3-1 in 2014 with a 2.51 ERA in 72 games.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Tigers, Al Alburquerque swap arbitration figures

      Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque has filed for $2.05 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $1.375 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports. Alburquerque is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He posted a 2.51 ERA and 63:21 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings in 2014.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      David Price, Rick Porcello among Tigers players tendered contracts

      As expected, the Tigers have tendered contracts to all four arbitration-eligible players prior to the midnight deadline on Tuesday, reports the Detroit Free-Press. Those players include: Al Alburquerque, J.D. Martinez, Rick Porcello and David Price.

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