It was reported the other day that an agreement was in the works to send former Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Andrew Albers to the Hanwha Eagles.
After a few days of working things out, the agreement between the Eagles and Minnesota Twins is now official.
Source: #mntwins, Hanwha Eagles agree to Andrew Albers deal. He's headed to KBO next season.
— Steve Adams (@Adams_Steve) January 23, 2014
From a financial standpoint, it makes sense for Albers to play elsewhere as he will be seeing a reported salary in the high six figures. If he had stayed put with the Twins, chances are high that he would have started the season with Rochester (AAA) so this will work out in the end.
After having a hot start following his Major League debut with the Twins, Albers cooled down. The Twins made some offseason moves with the acquisitions of a few pitchers through free agent signings. Nevermind the fact that former Kentucky Wildcats standout Alex Meyer is closing in on a starting spot at the big league level but it would have been tough for Albers to start out in the Twins rotation this season.
Until the Twins signed Albers as a minor league free agent, he had been pitching in the Canadian-American Association up until 2010.
It’s a one year deal so Albers could come back to the major leagues in 2015.
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