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Pedro Alvarez | Designated Hitter | #24

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs against the Rays on Saturday.
He plated two runs with a single in the eighth inning. The 30-year-old spent almost the whole season in the minors, where he batted .239 with 26 homers and 89 RBI at Triple-A Norfolk. He got called up on September 1st and has a .313 batting average with one homer in 34 plate appearances. Sat, Sep 30, 2017 09:39:00 PM

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Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-3 with a homer and two walks Monday against the Red Sox.

The homer actually came off a lefty in Fernando Abad. Alvarez should have been some team's DH against right-handers this year, but no one was interested, even after he posted a 117 OPS+ last year. The start tonight was just his second since his callup on Sept. 1.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of 1B/DH Pedro Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez hit .239/.294/.442 with 26 homers for Norfolk this season. He could see the occasional start but figures to serve mostly as a pinch-hitter.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that Pedro Alvarez is one of the players Baltimore will consider calling up when rosters expand.

Alvarez has hit 26 homers this year for Triple-A Norfolk, but he's also batting just .241 with a .296 on-base percentage. At best, he'd be left-handed power off the bench, as he isn't capable of playing defense at this point in the career.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 02:12:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is eligible to opt out of his minor league contract with the Orioles on Monday.

The deal originally had a June 1 opt-out, but the O's asked for an extension and Alvarez granted it. That might not change his outlook, however, as Baltimore already has a number of DH/1B types on the 25-man roster. Alvarez has tallied 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 56 games this season with Triple-A Norfolk, but he's batting just .225 with a .296 on-base percentage. Same old story.
Mon, Jun 5, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Dan Connolly of reports the Orioles have reached a "temporary solution" to keep Pedro Alvarez within the organization.

June 1 was Alvarez's opt-out date. There's no spot for Alvarez in Baltimore at the moment but he'll stick around as minor league depth. The former All-Star has hit .223 with 12 homers and 39 RBI over 206 at-bats for Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday of Pedro Alvarez trying to play the outfield at Triple-A Norfolk that "it's been a challenge for him."

It's no surprise, of course, as Alvarez has never played the outfield in his life and isn't exactly a svelte fellow. He's also hitting just .193/.324/.368 so far at Norfolk, although he has popped three homers. Alvarez can be a useful bat against righties, but it's hard to see a fit for him right now in Baltimore.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Pedro Alvarez did not make the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Instead he'll begin the year with Triple-A Norfolk. Johnny Giavotella, who was competing for a backup infield spot, will also be sent down when the seasons opens. Alvarez slugged 22 homers for the O's in 2016 but he's a liability defensively and doesn't hit left-handers well. He'll see time in Baltimore at some point but not out of the gate.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and homered in a second straight game Monday against the Red Sox.

You'd never know Alvarez was out of work 10 days ago by the way he's opened his spring. The Orioles seem pleased with his play in the outfield, too, though they still have Hyun-Soo Kim and Seth Smith as fellow left-handed-hitting options for the corners. It's going to be a pretty dreadful outfield defense whenever any two of the three starting.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Yankees on Saturday.

He signed a minor league deal with the Orioles last week. He has been a corner infielder throughout his career but is now being asked to play right field. He spent last year in a part-time role with Baltimore, batting .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs in 337 at-bats. He will probably see similar usage this year.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez is making his professional debut in right field and batting cleanup for the Orioles in a B game on Friday.

It will be the first time in his career that the slugger has played the outfield, so it should be fun to watch. Fantasy owners hope that he can at least be playable out there, as it's the likeliest way for him to surpass the 376 plate appearances he accrued in 2016.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 08:08:00 AM

Pedro Alvarez will play right field on Friday.

Alvarez made his spring debut out of the DH spot on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, but the Orioles brought him back on a minor league deal with the idea of trying him in the outfield. He has never played the outfield as a professional. The experiment might not be pretty.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Pedro Alvarez will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Pirates.

Alvarez is expected to play some outfield in his return to the Orioles, but he'll get eased into action as the designated hitter on Wednesday. It's unclear when he will play the field. The veteran slugger signed a minor league deal with Baltimore over the weekend.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 08:34:00 AM

Orioles signed 1B/OF Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Alvarez will play the outfield for the O's, a position that he has been working on for the past 3-4 months. He'll earn $2 million if he makes the big league roster and has the potential to earn an additional $3.5 million in incentives.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:09:00 PM

Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles are nearing a deal with Pedro Alvarez on a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old slugger hasn't generated much interest on the free agent market after hitting .249/.322/.504 with 22 homers and 49 RBI in 376 plate appearances with the O's in 2016. Re-signing with the O's and reprising the same role that he held last year seems like the best opportunity for him and fantasy owners alike at this stage.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 11:44:00 AM

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