Meet the 2011 Red Sox
In the bullpenRH Matt Albers
Fast fact: Since 2008, Albers ranks third in the American League with 61 relief appearances that lasted longer than one inning.
Lowdown: A starter in the Houston organization, Albers spent the last three seasons with Baltimore.Hepitched142 2/3 innings over 118 games from 2009-10 but was released in December. The Red Sox, impressed with his hard sinker, signed himat a discount ($875,000) and Albers pitched well in spring training. The coaching staff feels he is capable of developing better consistency and command.