Thomson ReutersDecember 19, 2013 06:34
RHP Matt Albers and the Astros finalized a one-year, $2.45 million contract on Dec. 17. Albers, 30, had a 3.14 ERA in 63 innings for the Cleveland Indians in 2013. The Houston native pitched for the Astros in 2006 and 2007. "I'm very excited about this opportunity," he told the Houston Chronicle. "Being around quite a few teams after leaving Houston, and being back, to come home, is just pretty awesome."