|Dec. 17 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET23:24 GMT7:24 CST4:24 PM MST6:24 PM EST6:54 PM VEN3:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-The Astros have finalized a $2.45 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Matt Albers.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Albers gets $2.25 million next season under Tuesday's agreement, and Houston has a $3 million option for 2015 with a $200,000 buyout. He went 6-2 in 119 appearances over the last two seasons with a 2.77 ERA, including 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 56 appearances for Cleveland this year.
|Apr. 19 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 CST3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Albers was moved to the restricted list on Friday and activated off it on Monday.
Analysis: He was originally expected to stay off the roster for five days.
|Apr. 16 11:30 PM PT12:30 AM MT1:30 AM CT2:30 AM ET2:30 ET6:30 GMT14:30 CST11:30 PM MST1:30 AM EST2:00 AM VEN10:30 UAE1:30 AM CT-Albers was moved from the paternity list to the family medical emergency list.
Analysis: Albers can remain on that list until Friday.