Injury woes have plagued Andrew Albers this season in Japanese baseball.
Albers, originally from the Battlefords, is in his second season with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball. However, reports from Japan are that Albers returned to North America earlier this month for an examination of his lower back in the United States.
Last week, it was reported that Albers had a lumbar disc herniation and would be working on rehab, with a view to returning to play later this season.
This season in Japan, Albers has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 6.1.