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Astros to place reliever Matt Albers on paternity leave list

Apr 7, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Astros will place reliever Matt Albers on the paternity leave list prior to tomorrow’s game against the Blue Jays. Josh Zeid will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace him on the active roster.

Albers and his wife are expecting their first child. The 31-year-old right-hander is permitted to be away from the team for 24-72 hours, so he should be back later this week.

Albers, a Houston native, joined the Astros over the winter on a one-year, $2.45 million contract. He has thrown 4 1/3 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and no walks thus far.

  1. brandonmauk - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Obligatory Mike Francesa reference

    • sabatimus - Apr 8, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Obligatory Boomer Esiason reference.

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Hey, Hey, Hey.

    I doubt if their will beany criticism of this move.

  3. clydeserra - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Can these stop being stories?

    wait, are these updates so people can set their fantasy teams? Do people still play rotisserie baseball?

  4. drewzducks - Apr 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    I thought he only looked about 6 months pregnant.

    • NYTolstoy - Apr 8, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      HA…actually made me laugh.

  5. Barry's Triceps - Apr 8, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Whats up with all the paternity stories?

    These guys are getting paid to play ball, not make babies. Someone get AP and D Wade on the phone while we are are at it.

    • bfunk1978 - Apr 8, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      Seems like the all-star break last year was very, very busy.

  6. disgracedfury - Apr 8, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    Who cares if Murphy took three days off…it’s only the Mets and he isn’t a great player and most aren’t.Now if Mike Trout took three days off the ALCS than that’s a story.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 8, 2014 at 3:24 AM

      Mike Trout is married???

      • stex52 - Apr 8, 2014 at 1:39 PM

        PC, I don’t know how to break this to you. Sometimes people………..well, you know,…….uh, they kind of, uh…………….have babies anyway. :-)

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 8, 2014 at 1:48 PM

        Will wonders never cease?

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