According to multiple sources, including MLB.com, the Mariners Friday acquired LHP Andrew Albers from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. The 31-year-old Albers has limited major league experience, but has a 12-3 record and 2.61 ERA record this season at AAA Gwinnett. The Mariners have yet to confirm the trade.
The Mariners have suffered a rash of injuries to their pitching staff, Friday placing ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a left pectoral strain. Two days ago, they placed David Phelps on the DL. Paxton, with a 12-3 record, is likely out three weeks.
Albers has only 17 major league appearances and a 2-5 record with a 4.41 ERA. He has made 12 starts over parts of three seasons with the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays between 2013
He spent this season with Atlanta’s AAA club. His most recent big league time was with the Twins in 2016 when he posted a 5.82 ERA in 17 innings over six games, including two starts.