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Pedro Alvarez | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Pirates are telling teams they're likely to keep Pedro Alvarez.
That could be a negotiating tactic, as CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported just days ago that the first baseman is on the trade block. Alvarez has a rough .232 batting average and .301 on-base percentage in 90 games this season, though he does lead the Pirates with 14 home runs. The 28-year-old will be arbitration-eligible one final time this winter. Jul 27 - 1:22 PM

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Pedro Alvarez slugged a two-run homer against the Nationals on Friday.

The blast traveled an estimated 439 feet into the Allegheny River. Alvarez has now gone deep in back-to-back games. The Pirates are reportedly shopping him, but he leads the team with 14 home runs.
Jul 24 - 10:51 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have put Pedro Alvarez on the trade block.

It confirms an earlier report from Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the club was fielding offers for the first baseman. Alvarez's defense has been awful this season and he's batting just .232/.302/.424 with 13 homers. He'll also get more expensive over the winter in his final year of arbitration, and the Pirates have decided to try and upgrade at first base now. It's unclear at this point who might be interested in Alvarez.
Jul 24 - 3:36 PM

After sitting out two of the previous four games, Pedro Alvarez started Thursday and delivered a homer and an RBI groundout.

It wouldn't be notable that Alvarez sat out a couple of games, except these were both against right-handers. Between the mediocre offense and the worse-than-mediocre defense, the Pirates are looking to do better at first base, and they might consider playing Aramis Ramirez there after Josh Harrison returns.
Jul 23 - 10:34 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Alvarez is down to .230/.298/.419 for the season and has struggled defensively, which has some thinking the Pirates could pursue a first baseman at the trade deadline. Travis Ishikawa is filling in for him on Sunday.
Jul 19 - 1:04 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Sunday.

It's simply a routine day off for Alvarez against Tim Cooney and the Cardinals. Sean Rodriguez will draw the start in his place at first base and bat seventh for the Pirates.
Jul 12 - 5:05 PM

Pedro Alvarez delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, helping the Pirates eke out a win against the Padres on Monday.

In a 1-1 game, Alvarez stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and two outs in the bottom of the ninth against Brandon Maurer. He hit a single to right-center to plate the winning run, finishing 1-for-4. Alvarez has been solid this season, hitting almost exclusively against right-handed pitching. He owns a .242/.313/.450 triple-slash line with 12 home runs and 37 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:37 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench versus lefty Alex Wood. Sean Rodriguez is handling first base in Alvarez's place.
Jun 28 - 12:59 PM

Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's riding the pine while southpaw Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals. Corey Hart is at first base in Alvarez's place.
Jun 21 - 10:57 AM

Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

After a strong May, Alvarez is batting just .214 (9-for-42) this month. He has just one home run over his last 21 games.
Jun 19 - 9:53 PM

Pedro Alvarez is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

He's sitting Tuesday with left-hander Jose Quintana on the hill. Sean Rodriguez will start at first base.
Jun 16 - 3:25 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's riding the pine with the Phillies throwing lefty Cole Hamels. Corey Hart is filling in at first base for Alvarez.
Jun 14 - 11:00 AM

Pedro Alvarez crushed his 10th home run of the season, helping the Pirates edge the Brewers on Wednesday.

Alvarez finished 1-for-3 on the evening. His home run, in the second inning against Kyle Lohse, cleared the seats in right field. He left the game after batting in the sixth inning due to an injury. The 28-year-old is batting .242/.314/.462 with 28 RBI along with the 10 homers.
Jun 10 - 9:38 PM

Pedro Alvarez left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with an undisclosed injury.

Alvarez popped out in the bottom of the sixth inning and didn't come out for the next half-inning. Alvarez was replaced by Sean Rodriguez at first base. The Pirates should provide details on his exit soon.
Jun 10 - 8:46 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's sitting against lefty Alex Wood. Sean Rodriguez is covering first base in Alvarez's place.
Jun 7 - 11:28 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Bobby LaFromboise
8Brandon Cumpton
9Joe Blanton