Gwinnett’s Andrew Albers named International League Pitcher of the Week

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Gwinnett’s Andrew Albers named International League Pitcher of the Week

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Braves add left-handed pitcher Andrew Albers to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Albers is 2-5 and 4.41 ERA in 17 games (12 starts) with Minnesota.

Gwinnett Braves’ pitcher Andrew Albers was named International League Pitcher of the Week for his performance from July 13-16.

During the week of July 13-16, Albers pitched one game and recorded 8.0 scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and six strike outs. In his win over the Charlotte Knights, the 30-year-old left-hander went 1-0 and had an ERA of 0.00 in in the G-Braves’ 6-1 win. 

Albers started 12 games with Gwinnett after signing a minor league deal with the Braves in December. In 21 games with Gwinnett, Albers has a 9-3 with Gwinnett this season and ranked second among IL pitching leaders in wins, sixth in ERA and sixth in strikeouts (88) as of July 17.

Albers in Gwinnett’s 19th pitcher to win the IL Pitcher of the Week award.

 

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