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Updated: August 2nd, 2013 10:07pm
Andrew Albers called up by Twins to fill vacancy in rotation

Andrew Albers called up by Twins to fill vacancy in rotation

by Brandon Warne
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins announced Friday night the contract of left-handed starter Andrew Albers would be purchased from Triple-A Rochester.

Albers will take the 40-man spot vacated by the Drew Butera trade, and the 25-man and rotation spot left open by the recent demotion of Scott Diamond.

Albers had gone 11-5 with a 2.86 ERA, 7.9 strikeouts per 9 innings, and a 1.18 WHIP in 132.1 innings (22 starts) with Rochester.

Albers will wear No. 63, and make his major league debut on Tuesday night in Kansas City

Brandon Warne covers the Minnesota Twins for 1500ESPN.com. He has also contributed as a baseball analyst for Fangraphs.com and BaseballProspectus.com
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In this story: Drew Butera, Scott Diamond
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