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Jose Alvarez | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details
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Angels and LHP Jose Alvarez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.
It's his first year of arbitration eligibility. Alvarez posted a 3.88 ERA over 64 appearances last season for the Angels. Jan 12 - 3:38 PM

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Angels recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez holds a 4.50 ERA and 33/10 K/BB ratio over 36 innings with the big club this season. He'll operate in middle relief.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 07:19:00 PM

Angels optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez was just recalled on Monday but heads back to the minors after tossing two scoreless innings Tuesday. He'll be back eventually.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Angels recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez has posted a 4.76 ERA over 44 relief appearances this season. He'll be used in the middle of games.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 06:59:00 PM

Angels optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez threw 25 pitches in Tuesday's loss to the Indians and the Angels needed a fresh bullpen arm. The 27-year-old lefty holds a 4.76 ERA in the majors this season.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Jose Alvarez pitched a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Rangers for his first career save.

Alvarez needed only nine pitches to set the side down in order. The 27-year-old lefty owns a 2.08 ERA and 8/2 K/BB ratio through 8 2/3 innings this season. Bud Norris has reeled off four saves with Cam Bedrosian (groin) sidelined, but he got the day off after pitching in back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 12:26:00 AM

Angels recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez has registered a 4.38 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 35/12 K/BB ratio in 37 innings this season at the major league level. He is obviously not fantasy relevant.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Angels optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The move clears a roster spot for Nick Tropeano, who will start Monday versus the Rays. Alvarez owns a 4.38 ERA in 40 appearances this season for Anaheim.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Angels optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez was up for less than a week and was unscored upon in two-thirds of an inning. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Josh Wall.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Angels recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alvarez was acquired from the Tigers late in spring training. He'll operate in a long relief role for now but could be an option for a start somewhere down the line.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Angels acquired LHP Jose Alvarez from the Tigers in exchange for INF Andrew Romine.

Alvarez got off to a nice start with the Tigers last season but ultimately wound up with a 5.82 ERA over 38 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old posted a nice 2.80 ERA and 115/25 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 Triple-A innings in 2013 and will likely begin at that level for the Halos.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Jose Alvarez struggled in a spot start against the Marlins on Friday, surrendering three runs on two hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

Alvarez also issued a pair of walks and struck out three. He departed with the bases loaded in the third inning, giving way to Rick Porcello who was greeted with a three-run double from Giancarlo Stanton. The 24-year-old southpaw wraps up his rookie season with a 5.82 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 31/16 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings. He’s likely to make the Tigers postseason roster as a left-handed reliever.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 10:25:00 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Toledo.

Alvarez will serve as a left-handed reliever behind Drew Smyly and Phil Coke. The 24-year-old has a 6.14 ERA over eight appearances (five starts) with the Tigers this season.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Toledo.

Alvarez was only in the bullpen as additional depth while Phil coke attempted to right himself at Triple-A. He's likely to return to a similar role once rosters expand in September.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 10:33:00 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Toledo.

Alvarez has posted a 4.62 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over five starts for the Tigers this season. He'll be used as the second lefty in the bullpen while Phil Coke works things out at Triple-A.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
3Carlos Perez
4Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Chris Carter
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Kaleb Cowart
3Colin Walsh
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
3Jabari Blash
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Parker Bridwell
6Tyler Skaggs
7J.C. Ramirez
8Nick Tropeano
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Parker
2Cam Bedrosian
3Keynan Middleton
4Jim Johnson
5Blake Wood
6Jose Alvarez
7Luke Bard
8Felix Pena
9Noe Ramirez
10Eduardo Paredes
11Ian Krol