|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||10/17/1992|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 215 lbs|
|From||San Francisco de Macoris, DOM|
Alberto went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in a 4-1 victory against the Royals on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old has just a .117 ISO, but he came up with a key homer late in Tuesday's matchup, breaking a 1-1 tie. While his numbers don't yet show it, he's displayed more power lately, hitting two home runs in the last seven games, and nine extra-base hit in the past 11 contests. He is batting .318 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, 41 runs and four steals in 393 at-bats this season.
Alberto is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Alberto finds himself on the bench for the third time in the last four games despite a .979 OPS over 14 games in August. Rio Ruiz will start at third base Friday while Jace Peterson receives the starting nod at the keystone.
Alberto will serve as the Orioles' leadoff man and draw a start at third base in Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Rio Ruiz seems to have re-emerged as the Orioles' preferred starter at third base against right-handed pitching, but Alberto still typically sticks in the lineup for those matchups by shifting over to the keystone while Richie Martin moves to the bench. Alberto doesn't offer much power or speed but has been a pillar in the batting-average department this season, maintaining a .320 mark across 392 plate appearances.
Alberto (shin) is starting at third base and leading off Saturday against the Blue Jays.
He left Thursday's game with a shin injury, but it was minor. Alberto is hitting .438 with one home run in 32 at-bats over his last 10 games.
Alberto (lower leg) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Alberto was removed during the eighth inning of Friday's contest after fouling a ball off his shin and will take at least one game out of the lineup to recover. The 26-year-old had X-rays come back negative so he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Renato Nunez receives the start at the hot corner in his stead.