Astros, Albers complete $2.45M, 1-year deal

The Astros have finalized a $2.45 million, one-year contract

with right-handed reliever Matt Albers.

The 30-year-old Albers gets $2.25 million next season under

Tuesday’s agreement, and Houston has a $3 million option for 2015

with a $200,000 buyout.

He 6-2 in 119 appearances over the last two seasons with a 2.77

ERA, including 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 56 appearances for Cleveland

this year

A Houston native, Albers made his major league debut with the

Astros in 2006 and was traded to Baltimore the following year. He

has also played for Boston, Arizona and Cleveland.