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Pedro Alvarez | Designated Hitter | #24

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday of Pedro Alvarez trying to play the outfield at Triple-A Norfolk that "it's been a challenge for him."
It's no surprise, of course, as Alvarez has never played the outfield in his life and isn't exactly a svelte fellow. He's also hitting just .193/.324/.368 so far at Norfolk, although he has popped three homers. Alvarez can be a useful bat against righties, but it's hard to see a fit for him right now in Baltimore. Apr 23 - 11:58 AM

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Pedro Alvarez did not make the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Instead he'll begin the year with Triple-A Norfolk. Johnny Giavotella, who was competing for a backup infield spot, will also be sent down when the seasons opens. Alvarez slugged 22 homers for the O's in 2016 but he's a liability defensively and doesn't hit left-handers well. He'll see time in Baltimore at some point but not out of the gate.
Mar 30 - 4:12 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and homered in a second straight game Monday against the Red Sox.

You'd never know Alvarez was out of work 10 days ago by the way he's opened his spring. The Orioles seem pleased with his play in the outfield, too, though they still have Hyun-Soo Kim and Seth Smith as fellow left-handed-hitting options for the corners. It's going to be a pretty dreadful outfield defense whenever any two of the three starting.
Mar 20 - 4:37 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Yankees on Saturday.

He signed a minor league deal with the Orioles last week. He has been a corner infielder throughout his career but is now being asked to play right field. He spent last year in a part-time role with Baltimore, batting .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs in 337 at-bats. He will probably see similar usage this year.
Mar 18 - 4:43 PM

Pedro Alvarez is making his professional debut in right field and batting cleanup for the Orioles in a B game on Friday.

It will be the first time in his career that the slugger has played the outfield, so it should be fun to watch. Fantasy owners hope that he can at least be playable out there, as it's the likeliest way for him to surpass the 376 plate appearances he accrued in 2016.
Mar 17 - 8:08 AM

Pedro Alvarez will play right field on Friday.

Alvarez made his spring debut out of the DH spot on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, but the Orioles brought him back on a minor league deal with the idea of trying him in the outfield. He has never played the outfield as a professional. The experiment might not be pretty.
Mar 15 - 4:01 PM

Pedro Alvarez will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Pirates.

Alvarez is expected to play some outfield in his return to the Orioles, but he'll get eased into action as the designated hitter on Wednesday. It's unclear when he will play the field. The veteran slugger signed a minor league deal with Baltimore over the weekend.
Mar 15 - 8:34 AM

Orioles signed 1B/OF Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Alvarez will play the outfield for the O's, a position that he has been working on for the past 3-4 months. He'll earn $2 million if he makes the big league roster and has the potential to earn an additional $3.5 million in incentives.
Mar 11 - 12:09 PM

Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles are nearing a deal with Pedro Alvarez on a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old slugger hasn't generated much interest on the free agent market after hitting .249/.322/.504 with 22 homers and 49 RBI in 376 plate appearances with the O's in 2016. Re-signing with the O's and reprising the same role that he held last year seems like the best opportunity for him and fantasy owners alike at this stage.
Mar 11 - 11:44 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Twins have "talked about" free agent Pedro Alvarez.

Minnesota wants to add a power bat before spring training and there are several options still out there. Adam Lind, Billy Butler, Ryan Howard, and Justin Morneau are some of the others beyond Alvarez. This high number of available DH/1B types will likely translate to low-dollar one-year contracts for these guys. Or perhaps even non-guaranteed minor league deals. Alvarez, 30, put up an .826 OPS with 22 home runs in 109 games last season for the Orioles.
Feb 9 - 1:55 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, agent Scott Boras is "trying to engage" the Rangers on free agent slugger Pedro Alvarez.

Their level of interest is unclear. Crasnick notes that Mike Napoli still appears to be the Rangers' primary target for first base, but nothing is imminent on that front. Alvarez hit .249/.322/.504 with 22 homers over 109 games with the Orioles last season. This included an .848 OPS against right-handers. The downside is that he's mostly limited to DH duties.
Jan 31 - 11:07 AM

Free agent Pedro Alvarez could be on the Royals' radar, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Alvarez would be a logical replacement for DH Kendrys Morales, who left Kansas City to sign a three-year deal with Toronto last month. Of course, the Royals aren't alone in their pursuit of Alvarez. He's also drawn interest from the Rays and Red Sox and could be a fallback option for Baltimore if the Orioles can't retain Mark Trumbo.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of reports that the Orioles remain interested in bringing Pedro Alvarez back at the right price.

The Orioles are no strangers to making moves late in the winter and they could do it again depending on how the market plays out with Alvarez and Mark Trumbo. Alvarez has his limitations, but he hit .249/.322/.504 with 22 homers over 109 games this past season. This included an .848 OPS against right-handers. He's a useful bat out of the DH spot.
Source: MASN Sports
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of reports that the Orioles are "open" to re-signing Pedro Alvarez.

It's unlikely to happen if the O's bring back Mark Trumbo, which is their preference. They are also interested in giving designated hitter at-bats to Trey Mancini should Trumbo not return, so it doesn't appear Alvarez is a priority.
Source: MASN Sports
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Agent Scott Boras said Wednesday that Pedro Alvarez could play some outfield in 2017.

Or at least that's what Boras is trying to pitch to teams. Can't blame him for trying, but Alvarez is best-utilized as a designated hitter, which limits the potential landing spots. Alvarez batted .249/.322/.504 with 22 homers in 376 plate appearances with the Orioles this past season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 03:38:00 PM

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