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Pedro Alvarez | First Baseman | #24

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Orioles feel that Pedro Alvarez could be their Kendrys Morales.
Morales experienced an offensive resurgence after moving to DH full-time and the Orioles feel Alvarez could contribute in a similar way. Camden Yards is a great park for left-handed hitters, as Chris Davis has proven in recent years. Of course, signing Alvarez would likely force the Orioles to use Mark Trumbo in right field where he would be a defensive liability. The Orioles have also checked in on Dexter Fowler. Feb 11 - 10:27 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are interested in free agent 1B Pedro Alvarez.

The Orioles have their fingers in seemingly every pot this week, with rumors flying that they are close to a deal with Yovani Gallardo and might then target Dexter Fowler after Gallardo. Now throw Alvarez in there just for good measure. The 29-year-old was non-tendered by the Pirates at the beginning of December after hitting .243/.318/.469 with 27 homers and 77 RBI across 437 at-bats during the 2015 campaign. He'd join the Orioles' DH and first base rotation.
Feb 10 - 5:19 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Brewers are "casting a wide net" at first base.

Recent non-tenders Pedro Alvarez, Ike Davis and Chris Carter are said to be on Milwaukee's radar along with Daniel Nava and Steve Pearce. The Brewers are in need of a first baseman after trading Adam Lind to the Mariners. Fox Sports' Jon Morosi linked the Brewers to Alvarez earlier this week. Alvarez has slugged 10 homers in 160 career at-bats at Miller Park. The only place he's hit more homers is PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:39:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Orioles could consider Pedro Alvarez if they are unable to re-sign Chris Davis.

The Brewers are also believed to have interest in the free agent slugger. Alvarez hit .243/.318/.469 with 27 long balls and 77 RBI in 491 plate appearances with the Pirates in 2015 and would come at a considerable discount to the massive contract Davis is seeking.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:10:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Brewers are interested in free agent Pedro Alvarez.

Alvarez was non-tendered by the Pirates last week and the Brewers have an opening at first base after trading Adam Lind to the Mariners. It's worth noting that Alvarez is the son-in-law of new Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy. It could be a really good landing spot for him, especially from a power perspective.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:51:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are looking at Pedro Alvarez as a potential alternative should they not be able to re-sign Chris Davis.

Rosenthal notes that the Pirates' non-tendering of Alvarez has complicated the market for Davis, which isn't terribly surprising since he's basically a poor man's version of the former Orioles slugger. The O's are expected to try hard to bring back Davis, with owner Peter Angelos getting involved in the discussions, but his price tag might ultimately wind up outside their comfort zone.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Indians have interest in free agents Pedro Alvarez and Chris Carter.

The Tribe have been active in looking to upgrade their offense this winter, and both players would provide an immediate boost in power. Both also come with warts -- they weren't non-tendered by their respective clubs for no reason -- but with a designated hitter spot open and an improving lineup, either would make sense for the Indians at the right price. MLB Trade Rumors projected Alvarez to make $8.1 million in arbitration this winter prior to being non-tendered by the Bucs.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Pirates non-tendered 1B Pedro Alvarez.

Alvarez made $5.75 million in 2015 and was eligible for arbitration this winter, but it's still a surprise that the Pirates opted to let him hit free agency. He cracked 27 home runs during the 2015 campaign, the third time he's hit at least 25 in his last four seasons. In addition to the 27 dingers, the 28-year-old slashed .243/.318/.469 with 77 RBI over 437 at-bats. He likely won't be out a job for long.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:23:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pedro Alvarez would be open to a trade.

It's a real possibility, as the Pirates are shopping him, as well as Neil Walker and Mark Melancon. While there's nothing to indicate that they are interested, Heyman speculates that the Orioles could be a fit. Alvarez turns 29 in February and batted .243/.318/.469 with 27 home runs and 77 RBI over 150 games this past season. He made $5.75 million in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for the Wild Card game against the Cubs on Wednesday.

In a mild surprise, the Pirates are going with Sean Rodriguez at first base instead, seemingly in an effort to sure up their defense. The full lineup: Gregory Polanco RF, Josh Harrison 3B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Starling Marte LF, Francisco Cervelli C, Neil Walker 2B, Jordy Mercer SS, Rodriguez 1B, Gerrit Cole SP.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez blasted a mammoth home run on Sunday as the Pirates topped the Reds 4-0 to secure home field advantage in the National League Wild Card game against the CUbs.

The fourth inning blast off Josh Smith, estimated at 487 feet, increased the Pirates advantage to 2-0. It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the afternoon. Alvarez finishes his regular season hitting .243/.318/.469 with 27 homers and 77 RBI.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Thursday afternoon's 5-4 win over the Rockies.

Entering the eighth inning, the Pirates were down by a score of 4-2. Alvarez changed all that with a big three-run homer off Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz. He's now swatted 26 dingers while driving in 75 runs. The 28-year-old first baseman's season triple-slash sits at .244/.314/.470.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs.

Alvarez cracked a two-run tater off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks in the third inning. For the season, he's hitting .245/.316/.468 with 24 homers and 71 RBI. The 28-year-old first baseman offers little in terms of average, but the power and RBI production are both lovely.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

The Bucs have Aramis Ramirez at first base even with the Cubs throwing a righty. Alvarez leads the Pirates with his 23 homers this season but is hitting just .243/.313/.460 overall and has been a liability defensively.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

He's now been benched for three out of the last four games as Aramis Ramirez settles in at first base. It's looking like Alvarez's playing time down the stretch will continue to dwindle.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 03:14:00 PM

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