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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
2Jimmy Paredes
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
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6T.J. McFarland
7Dylan Bundy
8Vance Worley