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Pedro Alvarez | Designated Hitter | #24

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.
Alvarez has been benched in three of the last four games, and all three times the opponent has had a righty on the mound. The O's are going with Mark Trumbo as their designated hitter and Hyun-soo Kim and Nolan Reimold in left and right field, respectively. May 29 - 11:02 AM

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Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

It's the second time in five games he's been on the bench even with a righty on the mound. Alvarez has just three hits in his last 24 at-bats and is down to .192/.296/.343 for the season. The Orioles are going with Hyun-soo Kim in left field, Nolan Reimold in right and Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot.
May 27 - 4:21 PM

Pedro Alvarez hit his third home run of the season Tuesday against the Astros.

Alvarez hit a solo homer off Astros starter Doug Fister in the fifth inning, his only hit in five at-bats. The blast was his first since May 8. Thought to be a potential fantasy sleeper heading into the season after signing with the Orioles in March, the 29-year-old has instead batted .191/.300/.351 with three homers and 10 RBI in 32 games.
May 25 - 1:04 AM

Pedro Alvarez plated the only run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to down the Yankees 1-0 on Thursday.

Alvarez went hitless in three at-bats but was able to lift a fly ball deep enough to score Nolan Reimold and give the O's a victory. He has just one homer and four RBI in 19 games thus far with his new club, batting a paltry .196/.303/.321.
May 5 - 10:47 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI Saturday against the White Sox.

Alvarez belted his first home run as a member of the Sox in the fourth inning. He added an RBI double an inning later, finishing the proverbial triple shy of the cycle. After a brutal start the 29-year-old has begun to round into form in recent days, going 7-for-12 with three doubles and the homer to raise his overall line to .224/.333/.367.
Apr 30 - 11:25 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

He's getting a day off with the White Sox throwing southpaw Carlos Rodon. Mark Trumbo is in the designated hitter spot, and Joey Rickard and Nolan Reimold are in the corner outfield spots.
Apr 29 - 3:14 PM

Pedro Alvarez delivered a grand slam and an RBI single as the Orioles and Rays played to an 8-8 tie Sunday.

The homer off Jhan Marinez was his first of the spring. He's been a little rusty after his late start, but that's why the Orioles are giving him so much playing time. He's 4-for-22 since debuting a week ago.
Mar 20 - 4:38 PM

Pedro Alvarez doubled in a run and scored Sunday in his Orioles debut.

The double came off Ricky Nolasco. Alvarez started at first base today, though he's likely to see the vast majority of his action at DH during the regular season.
Mar 13 - 4:55 PM

Pedro Alvarez will make his Grapefruit League debut with the Orioles on Sunday against the Twins.

Alvarez was signed to a one-year, $5.75 million contract on Thursday and is expected to be the club's primary designated hitter. His power should play extremely well at Camden Yards and in a stacked Orioles' lineup, making him an extremely attractive fantasy commodity.
Mar 12 - 11:00 AM

Orioles signed 1B/DH Pedro Alvarez to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.

The deal was agreed upon Monday and then officially announced Thursday after Alvarez passed his pre-signing physical. The big slugger can also earn an additional $1.25 million in performance-driven bonuses on top of the $5.75 million base salary. He'll serve as the Orioles' primary designated hitter in 2016 and should carry considerable fantasy value at power-friendly Camden Yards. Alvarez, 29, averaged 28 home runs and 80 RBI per season over his final four years with the Pirates.
Mar 10 - 8:48 AM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that free agent slugger Pedro Alvarez has signed with the Orioles.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year deal while Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that it's worth $5.75 million with $1.5 million in performance bonuses. Alvarez was non-tendered by the Pirates back in December after batting .243/.318/.469 with 27 homers and 77 RBI last season, but he has landed in a really good spot with the Orioles. Camden Yards is quite friendly to left-handed batters. Alvarez is a huge liability defensively, so he figures to DH in Baltimore. The downside to this is that Mark Trumbo could end up in right field, but the O's could put him at first base and play Chris Davis in right instead.
Mar 7 - 10:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
7Ashur Tolliver