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Report: Brewers sign Matt Albers

Divisional Round - Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals - Game Two

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Matt Albers #43 of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the sixth inning during game two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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The Brewers have signed reliever Matt Albers to a two-year contract, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. According to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith, Albers will earn $2.5 million each season and has incentives to earn more money by reaching certain playing time thresholds.

Albers, 35, had a terrific season for the Nationals in 2017, posting a 1.62 ERA with a 63/17 K/BB ratio in 61 innings. He will help the Brewers’ bullpen bridge the gap to closer Corey Knebel.

Albers joins Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich as newcomers to the Brewers just in this last week. The club is clearly trying to make a push to contend for the NL Central title in 2018.

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