Albers expected to hold workout next month

Free agent reliever Matt Albers plans to hold a workout for teams early next month, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, after missing the majority of last season due to shoulder issues.

Albers, who has been throwing since Dec. 1, was limited to just eight outings in 2014, the last of which came on April 21. His injury-riddled campaign came on the heels of posting a 3.14 ERA over 56 appearances with the Indians in 2013 and a career-best 2.39 ERA across 63 combined outings between the Red Sox and D-backs in 2012.

He was off to another strong start last season, allowing just one earned run over 10 innings (0.90 ERA) before shoulder problems derailed his season. The Astros ultimately declined his $3 million club option following the season.

— Paul Casella

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