Former University of Kentucky pitcher Andrew Albers was called up to the majors by the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
The 29-year-old left-hander was 1-3 with a 3.09 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Buffalo this season. He has allowed 22 hits in 231⁄3 innings of work with 12 strikeouts and six walks.
He pitched a complete game against Pawtucket on April 21, taking a no-hitter into the seventh and final inning.
Albers, a Canadian, made his major league debut in 2013, going 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts. He spent the 2014 season pitching for a pro team in South Korea.
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In four seasons at UK from 2005 to 2008, Albers was 20-18 with a 4.48 ERA. He was 7-4 with a 2.40 ERA as a reliever during his senior season.