Philadelphia Phillies
    José Álvarez
    José Álvarez
    #52 | José Álvarez
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Philadelphia Phillies
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 5/6/1989
    Height, Weight 5'11", 180 lbs
    From Barcelona, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2005
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    2019 Season
    SV
    1
    --
    WHIP
    1.50
    --
    ERA
    4.26
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 5/6/1989
    Height, Weight 5'11", 180 lbs
    From Barcelona, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2005
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    RotowireJun 2, 1:31a ET

    News

    Alvarez pitched two innings, allowing one hit and two walks as the opener in Saturday's game versus the Dodgers.

    Impact

    The spotless performance gives Alvarez a 3.57 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through 23 appearances spanning 22.2 innings this season. The reliever has also snagged a save and four holds while striking out 15 batters.

    RotowireJun 1, 1:15p ET

    News

    Alvarez will be used as an opener Saturday against the Dodgers, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Impact

    In many ways, it's surprising that a forward-thinking manager such as Gabe Kapler took until now to embrace the opener trend. The platoon-heavy Dodgers make for an ideal candidate to test the system against, with both righty Vince Velasquez and lefty Cole Irvin available in long relief. The move guarantees that Alvarez will pitch, but it also means he'll face the toughest part of the Dodgers' order and will not get the chance for a win.