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Pedro Alvarez | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday for the second straight game.
Alvarez is over his left knee ailment, but the struggling third baseman has now been benched two days in a row versus a righty. The 27-year-old is batting just .224/.308/.362 this month and has had major issues with his throwing. Josh Harrison is at the hot corner Wednesday. Jul 30 - 12:52 PM

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Pedro Alvarez is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Alvarez hasn't started since exiting Tuesday's game with a sore left knee, but he made a pinch-hitting appearance Saturday and is back at third base Sunday. The 27-year-old is batting just .238/.327/.409 this season but has slugged 15 homers and driven in 47 runs.
Jul 27 - 1:12 PM

Pedro Alvarez (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Rockies, going 0-for-1 with a walk in his two plate appearances.

The most encouraging sign was that he remained in the game to play third base after he hit for Brent Morel in the seventh inning. Expect the slugger to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
Jul 26 - 4:35 AM

Pedro Alvarez (knee) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Alvarez hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. The fact that he wasn't able to play following Thursday's off day is a bad sign, but to this point the Pirates haven't given any indication that the disabled list might be a possibility. Brent Morel is at third base Friday.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Alvarez had to leave Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. It appears to be a day-to-day ailment at this point, and he could have a shot to return to action after Thursday's off day. Josh Harrison is at third base Wednesday.
Jul 23 - 3:01 PM

Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort.

It's not clear when Alvarez was injured, nor is it clear how long he might be out, but the Pirates should provide an update after the game. The third baseman had a double in two at-bats and committed his league-leading 22nd error before leaving.
Jul 22 - 9:13 PM

Pedro Alvarez hit his 14th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Alvarez took Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez deep for a two-run shot in the fourth inning, his only hit of the night. After hitting just three home runs in June, the blast was his first in July. The third baseman is hitting .240/.326/.412 with 44 RBI overall.
Jul 8 - 11:39 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Alvarez capped off a three-run first inning with an RBI double, then put the Pirates up 5-0 with a fourth-inning two-run home run. Both hits came off of Bartolo Colon. Alvarez hasn't shown the same consistent power he displayed last season, but has still been productive for the Pirates, slashing .241/.330/.416 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.
Jun 29 - 4:50 PM

Pedro Alvarez singled three times in four at-bats in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Alvarez and Gregory Polanco were the only Pirates to log multiple hits against Mets pitching on the evening. For Alvarez it was his first multi-hit game since June 14, a span of nearly two weeks. The third baseman is having an average season at the plate, slashing .237/.323/.403 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI.
Jun 26 - 10:06 PM

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and walked as the Pirates' No. 7 hitter on Monday.

Alvarez has been hitting below Ike Davis in the order, even though he's been the better of the two recently. It'd certainly help his fantasy value if he could move back into the cleanup spot. Before homering tonight, he hadn't driven in a run since way back on June 7.
Jun 23 - 11:15 PM

Pedro Alvarez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

No word on the reason for his absence, but Alvarez hasn't done much against southpaws this season. Josh Harrison will start at third base on Tuesday while Clint Barmes fills in at second base.
Jun 10 - 2:21 PM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 and drove home three runs on Sunday, leading the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Alvarez got the Pirates on the board with a two-run single in the first inning and tacked on another RBI knock off Zack Greinke in the sixth inning. While hitting just .223/.308/.391 on the season, he remains a very capable run producer with 10 homers and 31 RBI.
Jun 1 - 11:38 PM

Pedro Alvarez connected on a solo homer in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Dodgers.

The long fly was his only hit in four at-bats. Alvarez is still attempting to make amends for an awful April in which he hit just .172. His 10 home runs rank ninth in the National League and he has the batting average up to .221. Alvarez's .306 OBP is identical to his career mark, but his .395 slugging percentage is .41 points below his career average. The third baseman's fantasy value goes as his power does.
May 30 - 1:30 AM

Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

He had two of the team's six hits on the day, with Andrew McCutchen also notching a pair of base knocks. Alvarez's average is up to .220 after the two-hit day, which is actually the highest it's been since April 10. He's hit nine home runs so far this season.
May 28 - 4:24 PM

Pedro Alvarez connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 4-3 win over the Nationals.

The fourth-inning blast off Jordan Zimmermann ended up being the difference in the game. It was his ninth home run of the season and his first since May 5. While the power hasn't been there recently, his average is creeping up somewhat. After ending April at .172, he's now up to .213 on the year.
May 23 - 10:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez