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José Edgardo Alberro
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
José Alberro was signed by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 1991. He started with the GCL Rangers of the Gulf Coast League, going 2-0 with 6 saves and a 1.48 ERA in 19 games. He was promoted to Class A Charlotte of the Florida State League, going 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA in 5 games. In 1992, he went 1-1 with 15 saves and a 1.20 ERA in 28 games before moving to the A ball Gastonia Rangers of the South Atlantic League, where he finished the year 1-0 with a save and a 3.48 ERA in 17 games. The 1993 season saw Alberro move up to the AA Tulsa Drillers, where he went 0-0 with 5 saves and a 0.95 ERA in 17 games before being promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City 89ers where he finished with a 6.88 ERA in 12 games. He pitched six scoreless innings for the Navegantes del Magallanes in the 1994 Caribbean Series.
Alberro opened the 1994 season with the 89ers, and went 4-3 with 11 saves and a 4.52 ERA in 52 games. On a dominant Senadores de San Juan team that winter, he allowed no runs in four appearances in the 1995 Caribbean Series to help them to a title. In 1995, Alberro went 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA in 20 games (10 starts) and earned a promotion to the bigs, posting a 7.40 ERA in 12 games. In 1996, Alberro went 9-9 with a 3.47 ERA in 29 games with 4 complete games in the minors, earning another promotion to Texas. He went 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 5 games for the Rangers. Alberro returned to the 89ers in 1997, and went 5-6 with a 4.22 ERA in 16 games before his final big league promotion, finishing 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in 10 games.
The New York Yankees claimed him off waivers from Texas on August 11, 1997 and he pitched one game for the AAA Columbus Clippers going 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA. He opened the 1998 season with the Clippers and went 8-10 with a 4.53 ERA in 46 games. In 1999, Alberro started out with Detroit Tigers, going 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in one game with the Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League before a promotion to the AAA Toledo Mud Hens, finishing 2-2 with a 5.25 ERA in 14 games. He finished his Organized Baseball career in 1999 with the Florida Marlins organization and the AAA Calgary Cannons, going 3-2 with a 6.64 ERA in 24 games. He later saved two games for the Puerto Rican national team in the 2005 Baseball World Cup but allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in 3 innings.