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Pedro Alvarez | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that there's a chance Pedro Alvarez (foot) could return if the team advances to the NLDS.
He will not be ready for the Wild Card game. Alvarez has been nursing a stress reaction in the fourth metatarsal in his left foot since late August and it's an injury that normally requires 4-6 weeks to recover from. Sep 21 - 1:33 PM

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Pedro Alvarez has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in the fourth metatarsal in his left foot.

The typical recovery time for such an injury is 4-6 weeks, so Alvarez can be ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 season. He had a miserable year offensively and defensively, batting .231/.312/.405 in 122 games while losing his spot at third base due to a rash of throwing errors. The future is cloudy for Alvarez.
Sep 10 - 5:19 PM

Pedro Alvarez will be examined by a foot specialist.

Alvarez hasn't started a game since August 26, when he suffered a sprain between two toes on his left foot. He will not travel with the Pirates to Philadelphia, so it sounds like he won't return to the lineup anytime soon. More will obviously be known about his status after he's examined.
Sep 7 - 1:54 PM

Pedro Alvarez (foot) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Friday's suspended game against the Cubs.

Alvarez continues to battle a foot injury and hasn't yet been cleared to play the field. He will continue to be limited to pinch-hit duties for the time being. Alvarez is hitting a disappointing .231/.312/.405 with 18 homers and 56 RBI on the season.
Sep 6 - 4:36 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that Pedro Alvarez (foot) is available to pinch-hit but isn't ready to play the field.

Alvarez has been out of action since August 26 after suffering a sprain between two toes on his left foot. Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez will hold down first base until Alvarez is ready. "He is physically not able to take the field right now," Hurdle said. "He is working hard to try and make some progress. Initially, we thought there was a good push, and now it has been in kind of a holding pattern. He is now facing live pitching as far as hitting off the coaches and the pitchers and the machines, so he has ramped that up. He is available off the bench to hit."
Sep 5 - 10:16 AM

Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Alvarez has missed over a week of action since suffering a sprain between two toes on his left foot. He resumed swinging a bat over the weekend, but it's unclear how close he is to returning to the lineup. Ike Davis will handle first base again Wednesday.
Sep 3 - 12:08 PM

Pedro Alvarez (foot) hit off a tee on Sunday.

It's his first bit of activity since suffering a sprain between two toes on his left foot on Tuesday. Alvarez won't be available off the bench Sunday and it's not clear when he'll return to the lineup, but it does appear some progress is being made.
Aug 31 - 12:56 PM

Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Alvarez has now missed the last four games after suffering a sprain between two toes on his left foot. The Pirates aren't going to put him on the DL with rosters expanding Monday, but it's not clear when he'll be ready to play. Ike Davis is at first base again Sunday.
Aug 31 - 11:05 AM

Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

He's now missed two straight games after suffering a sprain between two toes on his left foot during Tuesday's contest. It's not clear at this point how much longer Alvarez might be sidelined. Ike Davis is handling first base on Friday.
Aug 29 - 3:29 PM

Pedro Alvarez (foot) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Alvarez suffered a sprain between two toes on his left foot during Tuesday's game and has been fitted with a walking boot. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Ike Davis is at first base Wednesday after he slugged a go-ahead, pinch-hit, three-run homer in Tuesday's contest.
Aug 27 - 11:15 AM

Pedro Alvarez was spotted leaving the Pirates' clubhouse Tuesday with a walking boot on his left foot.

Alvarez exited Tuesday's game due to sprain between two toes on his left foot. It's not clear at this point how serious the injury might be, but the fact that he's wearing a walking boot certainly isn't a good sign. Alvarez entered play Tuesday with three homers in his last three games before going hitless in three at-bats. If he's out a while, Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez will handle first base.
Aug 26 - 10:36 PM

Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with left foot discomfort.

It's not clear at this point how Alvarez hurt the foot or how long he might be out, but the Pirates should update his status after the game. It would be unfortunate timing if he should be out a while, as Alvarez entered play Tuesday with three homers in his last three games.
Aug 26 - 9:47 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 and homered off John Lackey in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Predictably, Alvarez has started both games since his two-homer day Saturday, and the additional homer tonight should ensure that he continues to the nod over Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez in the final two games of the series versus St. Louis.
Aug 25 - 10:11 PM

Pedro Alvarez homered twice Saturday in the Pirates' 10-2 rout of the host Brewers.

Alvarez hit a go-ahead three-run shot in the top of the fourth inning and then slugged a solo homer in the Bucs' five-run fifth, finishing the night with four total RBI. He may be able to rediscover his stroke now that he has been moved away from third base. The Pirates will try to sweep the Brewers on Sunday afternoon.
Aug 23 - 10:37 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated Tuesday that Pedro Alvarez is unlikely to play third base again this season unless he's needed in an emergency.

Alvarez made his first start at first base on Monday but was back on the bench Tuesday. He's expected to share time with Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez, which means his fantasy value is nearing non-existent at this point. "Right now, I think we have a better option in Josh Harrison," Hurdle said. "This season, right now -- to put the best team that I can on the field every night, we have better options. We have to find [Alvarez] some at-bats. Is third base the optimum place to get them? No, it is not."
Aug 19 - 9:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom