The Minnesota Twins promoted former University of Kentucky pitcher Andrew Albers to their major-league roster on Saturday. The 27-year-old Canadian left-hander was 11-5 with a 2.86 ERA at Triple-A Rochester.
Albers has struck out 116 batters while walking only 32 in 1321⁄3 innings. He played for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and allowed two runs in three innings.
Assuming the Twins' starting rotation remains intact, Albers is in line make his major-league debut on Tuesday at Kansas City.
Albers pitched for UK for four seasons (2005-08), two as a starter, and was 20-18 with a 4.47 ERA and 12 saves.