Pedro Alvarez 24 | Third Base

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Tue. Sep 2, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Manager Clint Hurdle said that Alvarez (foot) "still has some work to do" to get back in the lineup, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Impact: The Pirates skipper didn't elaborate on any possible timetable for the infielder. Alvarez has been out since Tuesday. He's had a disappointing season with a .232/.313./.406 batting line but he was beginning to heat up prior to his injury.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 1, 2014
News: Alvarez (foot) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Cardinals. Impact: No surprise here, as Alvarez remains unable to run after suffering a foot sprain last Tuesday. He was recently cleared to hit off a tee but a return to the lineup does not appear imminent.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 1, 2014
News: Alvarez (foot) is hitting off a tee but still unable to run, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: It doesn't appear that Alvarez will return to the lineup within the next couple days. Ike Davis has played well at first base, further lessening the need to rush Alvarez's bat back into the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Aug 31, 2014
News: Alvarez (foot) is out of the lineup again Sunday against the Reds. Impact: Alvarez was seen without a walking boot Friday, but has yet to return to the lineup. The team hasn't released a timetable on him, so it's unclear how long he will be unavailable at this point. Ike Davis will start at first base Sunday and bat fifth for the Pirates.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 30, 2014
News: Alvarez (foot) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Reds. Impact: Alvarez was seen walking without his protective boot Friday, but he's set to miss a third straight start Saturday, and the Pirates have yet to provide a return timetable for the 27-year-old. He was diagnosed with a sprain between two of the toes on his left foot after leaving Tuesday's game. Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez will continue to share the load at first base in the interim.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 30, 2014
News: The Pirates didn't provide a timetable for Alvarez (foot) on Friday, though the infielder was seen walking around the clubhouse sans his walking boot. Impact: Pittsburgh is likely targeting Monday for Alvarez, as he's had good success playing against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Ike Davis, who has rotated with Alvarez at first base recently, is playing well, giving the Bucs little reason to rush the slugger back into the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 29, 2014
News: The Pirates have yet to clarify the specific injury Alvarez (foot) is suffering from or its prognosis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: Manager Clint Hurdle initially called the injury a sprain between two toes, but the third baseman has used a walking boot. In his last 10 games, Alvarez has eight hits in 30 at-bats, including three homers, one double and two stolen bases. The Pirates are expected to release additional information about Alvarez's status Friday afternoon.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 27, 2014
News: Alvarez (foot) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals. Impact: Alvarez could be down for at least a couple of days after he was diagnosed with a sprained foot following Tuesday's game. Ike Davis will slot back in at first base in his place.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Alvarez (foot) was diagnosed with a sprain between two of his toes on his left foot, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Alvarez reportedly left the clubhouse wearing a walking boot, which would seem to suggest he might have to miss a few games. If that's the case, it would provide an unwelcome disruption just when Alvarez was starting to heat up at the plate while settling in defensively at first base. He went 0-for-3 prior to departing Tuesday, but had collected two walks and four hits -- including three homers -- in his previous three contests.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Alvarez left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with left foot discomfort. Impact: The timing couldn't be much worse for Alvarez and the Pirates, as Alvarez was finally beginning to show some life at the plate in recent days and Andrew McCutchen left earlier Tuesday with an aggravation of his rib injury. That said, the extent of Alvarez's injury is uncertain.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 23, 2014
News: Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a walk, two homers, four RBI, and his seventh stolen base of the season Saturday in Milwaukee. Impact: Playing first base for just the second time in his career -- he was lifted for a defensive replacement in the sixth inning -- El Toro belted a pair of 97-mph, Wily Peralta fastballs into the left field stands at Miller Park. Alvarez, who sees fewer fastballs than nearly any other big leaguer, got ahead in the count both times he went deep after walking his first time up. It remains to be seen whether he can duplicate his efforts against off-speed pitchers, but at least for one night, he delivered for owners.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 22, 2014
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, )
Pedro Alvarez
2014 Season
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