Pedro Alvarez 24 | Third Base

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Fri. Aug 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Alvarez, who has two hits in 29 career at-bats against Friday starter Yovani Gallardo, is out of the lineup again Friday. Impact: Manager Clint Hurdle appears reluctant to turn back to Alvarez at first base, after he struggled in his debut at the position Monday. The 27-year-old is set to sit Friday for a third straight day, and considering his dismal .176/.176/.235 batting line this month, it seems safe to say Alvarez's opportunities will remain limited over the final five weeks or so of the season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Alvarez went 0-for-4 in his debut at first base Monday against Atlanta. Impact: Although he wasn't charged with an error, he struggled defensively. He also stranded four baserunners and grounded into a double play. Alvarez has hit two home runs since June and is a big reason why the Bucs have fallen in the standings.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Alvarez will make his first career start at first base Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports. Impact: The rise of Josh Harrison in the face of Alvarez's decline on defense has prompted the Pirates to explore using their slugger elsewhere, but it's uncertain how much playing time he'll see at first base. Alvarez remains one of the Pirates' top home run threats despite his downturn in production this season, and could still salvage 2014 if he can get on a hot spell over the final month and a half.(RotoWire, )
Aug 17, 2014
News: Alvarez went 2-for-4 against Washington on Sunday and is hitting .263 with a double and two RBI while starting at either third base or DH in Pittsburgh's last five games. Impact: The infielder committed yet another costly throwing error Sunday and leads the majors with 25 miscues. Alvarez has struck out 10 times without drawing a walk in his last five games, yet he will likely continue starting until the team moves Josh Harrison back to third when Andrew McCutchen comes off the DL or Jordy Mercer is healthy enough to play short. McCutchen is eligible to return as soon as Tuesday while Mercer is day-to-day.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Alvarez went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first start since Aug. 2 on Wednesday. Impact: He'll likely get the nod again Thursday afternoon as the team's designated hitter. Alvarez is hitless in four career at-bats against Max Scherzer, who'll start for the Tigers on Thursday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 13, 2014
News: Alvarez will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Wednesday against the Tigers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: With the DH option available to him in Detroit, manager Clint Hurdle will take the opportunity to get Alvarez his first start since Aug. 2. Alvarez will likely serve as the DH again Thursday and could make his debut at first base as soon as this weekend.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Alvarez is expected to serve as the Pirates' designated hitter when the team travels to Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Impact: Manager Clint Hurdle also said Monday that Alvarez could make his debut at first base in Washington over the weekend. The infielder has started just one game in August and is 1-for-9 since July.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Alvarez is out of the Pirates' lineup again Sunday. Impact: This is hardly news at this point, but it's worth noting that Alvarez was seen fielding grounders at first base Friday and manger Clint Hurdle confirmed that the team will attempt to work him in at the position eventually.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Padres. Impact: Alvarez will remain on the bench in favor of Jayson Nix at third with lefty Eric Stults on the hill for San Diego. Making his return Friday after a three-game stint on the bereavement list, Alvarez popped up in a pinch-hit appearance to fall to 14-for-69 (.202 average) since the start of July.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Saturday that the Pirates will attempt to work Alvarez in at first base, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Though he seemed a bit reluctant initially, Alvarez has agreed to the experiment, saying "it's another opportunity for me to help this team." Despite his struggles at the hot corner, he added that he still "absolutely" sees himself as a third baseman long term. Gaby Sanchez is starting at first base Saturday, and it's not entirely clear when Alvarez may get his first opportunity at the position.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Alvarez has rejoined the Pirates and will be activated from the bereavement list prior to Friday's game, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports. Impact: Alvarez left the team Tuesday to attend to a personal matter, but he'll return to the active roster Friday after missing the minimum three games required by his placement on the bereavement list. Even with Andrew McCutchen (ribs) sidelined, playing time figures to remain limited for Alvarez, as manager Clint Hurdle seems to have lost confidence in him as a regular option.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Upon his return from the bereavement list, Alvarez popped out to shortstop in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday. Impact: He missed the minimum of three days due to the death of his wife's grandmother. It's unlikely he'll start Saturday with San Diego throwing a left-hander, Eric Stultz.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Alvarez was activated from the bereavement list Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Although he's back on the active roster, Alvarez remains out of the lineup Friday with Jayson Nix drawing the start at third in the opener against San Diego. Alvarez was spotted taking grounders at first base Friday afternoon, as it seems the Pirates may be preparing him for a move across the diamond.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 5, 2014
News: Alvarez was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday. Impact: Alvarez, who has lost his spot in the lineup because of a throwing problem, may miss up to three games under major league rules.(STATS, 3:51pm)
Pedro Alvarez
2014 Season
AVG
.230
HR
15
RBI
51
RUNS
42
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 235  Age: 27
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 2/6/1987, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
College: Vanderbilt
Debut: 2010
Salary: $4,250,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury