Indians put RP Matt Albers on ‘family medical emergency’ list; make minor trade

Today the Indians announced that they have moved relief pitcher Matt Albers to the family medical emergency list. The move will allow Albers more time to be with his wife during the birth of their child. He can stay on that list until Friday.

They also announced a trade-

“The Indians completed a Minor League trade, acquiring CA CHRIS WALLACE from the Houston Astros in exchange for LHP ERIC BERGER. Wallace, 24, was Houston’s 16th selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Houston(TX). He has been assigned to the Double-A Akron after appearing in 1 game for AAA Oklahoma City in 2013. Berger started the year on the AA Akron roster.”

Injuries to Carlos Santana and Lou Marson no doubt have the team looking for catching depth.

[Related: Michael Bourn day-to-day after receiving stitches]

  • Garry_Owen

    Maybe (probably, almost certainly) inappropriate, but my family’s nickname for Matt Albers is “Fat Albers.” Wonder if he’s ever heard that before? . . .

    Nick Swisher? “Pixie Stick,” or “Swisher Sweets” (because he’s OBVIOUSLY addicted to sugar).

    Mark Reynolds? “Swell Season” (I hope someone gets that one.)

    Jason Kipnis? “Kipnis Everdeen” (groan)

    Cool story, me.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Hey, my fantasy baseball team for this season is called Swisher Sweets… he patrols my outfield. “Kipnis Everdeen” is hilarious and terrible all at the same time.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I prefer Swisher simply as, “Swish.” But with regards to your “awesome amazingness” Swisher called that a “Swishism” on the pregame before the home opener.

    Reynolds is “Hacksaw Mark Reynolds” for me.
    Masterson is “MasterNCommander” until he slips then it’s “Masternone.”
    Chisenhall is either “Chis” or “Gettin’ Chissy with it.”
    Bourn is “Bourn Supremacy.”
    Stubbs is “Stubby.”

    Gotta think on the others.