Pedro Alvarez chose not to attend the Pirates' minicamp this week in Bradenton, Florida.
The Pirates plan to play Pedro Alvarez every day at first base next season rather than pair him with a right-handed hitting platoon partner.
Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Marlins have expressed "some level of interest" in Pirates corner infielder Pedro Alvarez.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Thursday after the team designated Ike Davis for assignment that they've "essentially committed" to Pedro Alvarez at first base.
Pedro Alvarez will not require surgery for the stress reaction in his left foot.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Pedro Alvarez (foot) could soon begin baseball activities.
Pedro Alvarez (foot) will be examined on Tuesday to determine if/when he can resume baseball activities.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that there's a chance Pedro Alvarez (foot) could return if the team advances to the NLDS.
Pedro Alvarez has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in the fourth metatarsal in his left foot.
Pedro Alvarez will be examined by a foot specialist.
Pedro Alvarez (foot) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Friday's suspended game against the Cubs.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that Pedro Alvarez (foot) is available to pinch-hit but isn't ready to play the field.
Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.
Pedro Alvarez (foot) hit off a tee on Sunday.