Albers named pitching coach of WCBL’s Saskatoon Berries

Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) will join the Saskatoon Berries as their pitching coach.

September 14, 2023

By Kevin Glew

Cooperstowners in Canada

Former big league left-hander Andrew Albers has been named the pitching coach of the Western Canadian Baseball League’s Saskatoon Berries.

The Berries, who will begin play in the WCBL in 2024, made the announcement on Tuesday.

Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) last pitched for Canada at the WBSC Pan Am Games Americas qualifying tournament in June.

The 38-year-old southpaw enjoyed a 13-season professional career that included big league stops with the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, as well as a successful tenure with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japan Pacific League.

He completed his pro career with a 3.70 ERA in 327 appearances, including 174 starts, spanning 1,462 2/3 innings.

He also made appearances at 10 different tournaments for the Canadian national team and was a member of both Pan Am Games gold medal-winning teams in 2011 and 2015. He also pitched the first seven innings of a combined no-hitter for Canada against Colombia in the Americas Olympic Qualifier on May 31, 2021.

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