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Astros, Albers agree on 1-year deal

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros and veteran relief pitcher Matt Albers agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday. The deal includes a club option for the 2015 season.

Albers spent last season in Cleveland, where he went 3-1 with a 3.14 earned run average in 56 relief appearances.

Over eight seasons with Houston, Baltimore, Boston, Arizona and Cleveland, the 30-year-old right-hander has compiled a 25-31 record with a 4.49 ERA in 356 games, including 23 starts.

With the addition of Albers, Houston's roster is now at 39.