Rockies Designate Al Alburquerque For Assignment

The Rockies have designated righthander Al Alburquerque for assignment according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck (via Twitter). The move helps clear roster space for Juan Rincon and Paul Phillips.

Alburquerque, 24 in June, was originally acquired in the Jeff Baker trade last summer. He had been working in relief for Colorado's Double-A affiliate this season, allowing eight runs with a 5/4 K/BB ratio in 4.1 innings. Baseball America ranked Alburquerque as Rockies' 20th best prospect in their Prospect Handbook, noting that he has touched 99 with his fastball in the past.


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12 Comments on "Rockies Designate Al Alburquerque For Assignment"


5 years 3 months ago

Redundant name.

Al Burquerque would be better.

5 years 3 months ago

I do not believe when he was born he was able to ask his mom to take out the al in his last name.
but what do I know..

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

when does huston street come back? or is he already back.

Redhawk
5 years 3 months ago

Street is looking at a mid May return, but he’s only been doing long toss, and may be closer to a first of June return

Joe
5 years 3 months ago

Al Albuquerque is a real name?

Wow.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

first Socrates Brite and now Al Albequerque? I think these stories are made up. Or players signing under false names are getting less and less creative.

bomberj11
5 years 3 months ago

I would kill for that name.

wintwins
5 years 3 months ago

he should come play here in Albuquerque

caucasiancocoa
5 years 3 months ago

He should have turned left.

5 years 3 months ago

He probably has a career in Vaudeville.

BraveNewWorld
5 years 3 months ago

Best name in baseball currently. Take a backseat, Coco!

5 years 3 months ago

They need to trade Al Albuquerque to the Dodgers and send him to Triple A. Now starting for the Albuquerque Isotopes Al Albuquerque.