*Matthew Scott Albidrez-Garza’ was born on November 26, 1983 in Selma, California. He is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. High SchoolMatt attended Washington Union High School.CollegeMatt attended Fresno State University.*Minor Leagues’Matt was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. He signed on June 13, 2005.
2005 - Elizabethton Twins in the Appalachian League, then Beloit Snappers in the Midwest League 2006 - Fort Myers Miracle in the Florida State League, then the New Britain Rock Cats in the Eastern League, then the Rochester Red Wings in the International League 2007 - the Rochester REd Wings2008 - Vero Beach Devil Rays in the Florida State League (Devil Rays)
Major LeaguesMatt made his major league debut on August 11, 2006 for the Minnesota Twins.
On November 28, 2007, the Twins traded him, along with Jason Bartlett and Eduardo Morlan, to the Tampa Bay Rays for Delmon Young, Jason Pridie, and Brendan Harris.
PersonalMatt is engaged to his high-school sweetheart, Serina. They have one son, Matthew (b. 2002), and a daughter, Sierra (b. 2005)