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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
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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

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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 MASNSports.com 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 MASNSports.com 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

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Pedro Alvarez is on the Red Sox's radar.

Heyman says that Boston is "favoring a short-term deal" as they look to fill David Ortiz's vacated designated hitter spot, so they appear likelier to sign an Alvarez, Matt Holliday or Mike Napoli rather than an Edwin Encarnacion. Alvarez batted .249/.322/.504 with 22 homers over just 376 plate appearances for the Orioles this past season.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 01:42:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It's his fifth straight game on the bench, as manager Buck Showalter has opted for Michael Bourn in right field and Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot down the stretch. Bourn is also leading off.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

It's a rare non-start for Alvarez against a righty. The Orioles are going with Michael Bourn in right field and Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 04:06:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a regular day off. Matt Wieters is also sitting out after his two-homer day. The O's have Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot, Michael Bourn in right field and Caleb Joseph at catcher.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Alvarez drove Michael Pineda from the game with his fifth-inning RBI double. The two-bagger was his 17th of the season. In addition, the 29-year-old slugger is slashing .256/.316/.515 with 20 homers and 46 RBI over 297 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez blasted a pair of solo home runs on Friday, powering the Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox in Chicago.

Alvarez opened the game's scoring with a solo shot to center field off of Miguel Gonzalez in the second inning. He added a no-doubter to right field in the eighth inning off Tommy Kahnle to increase the O's advantage to 5-2. He was signed late in the offseason to provide power in the bottom of the O's lineup, and Alvarez has certainly obliged, slashing .262/.317/.540 with 18 homers and 38 RBI.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

Alvarez followed a Mark Trumbo solo homer with one of his own in the fifth inning. Nobody is hotter than the 29-year-old these days -- Alvarez has four multi-hit games in his last six contests, including four home runs in his last four. After a slow start, Alvarez is hitting .259/.315/.517 with 16 home runs and 36 RBI overall.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:13:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez ripped a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Both dingers came off of Yu Darvish. Alvarez has provided his usual inconsistency this season, but he now has 15 home runs and is slugging .500, so he's pretty much provided what the Orioles could've hoped for. He's gone deep three times over his last three games.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez clubbed a solo home run on Saturday, accounting for the Orioles' lone run in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Alvarez took advantage of a mistake that J.A. Happ made on an 0-2 pitch and pummeled it into the seats in right field. The left-handed slugger finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.306/.480 with 13 homers and 32 RBI on the season.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 04:25:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
3Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Jesus Montero
3Chris Johnson
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Robert Andino
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Juan Francisco
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Aneury Tavarez
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
3Logan Schafer
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
3Dariel Alvarez
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
6Mike Wright
7Joe Gunkel
8Chris Lee
9Gabriel Ynoa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Oliver Drake
6Donnie Hart
7Logan Ondrusek
8Tyler Wilson
9Logan Verrett
10Vidal Nuno
11Jayson Aquino
12Richard Bleier
13Jesus Liranzo
14Nate Adcock