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Dariel Alvarez | Outfielder | #17

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2013 / UDFA / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Dariel Alvarez will start a pitching program in minor league camp.
Originally signed as an outfielder, Alvarez has appeared in just 14 games with the Orioles over the past two seasons and has posted some underwhelming numbers in the minors, so it's worth a shot. The 28-year-old is expected to pitch as a reliever and could get into some games later on in the spring. The plan also calls for him to see some time at DH. Mar 8 - 11:21 AM

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Orioles optioned OF Dariel Alvarez to Triple-A Norfolk; re-assigned RHP Richard Rodriguez to minor league camp.

It's not surprise that either player is an early cut. A 28-year-old Cuban defector, Alvarez has seen just 35 plate appearances with the Orioles over the last two years.
Mar 7 - 5:09 PM

Dariel Alvarez confirmed Saturday that he remains focused on being a hitter and an outfielder and isn't interested in switching to pitching at this time.

There have been reports that the O's might try to convert him to a pitcher. Alvarez possesses a strong arm and did pitch years ago in his native Cuba. The 28-year-old hit .288/.324/.284 with four homers, 49 RBI and seven stolen bases in 130 games at Triple-A Norfolk in 2016.
Feb 25 - 10:14 AM

Orioles optioned OF Dariel Alvarez to Triple-A Norfolk.

The move is expected to clear the way for Hyun Soo Kim to return from the disabled list. Alvarez is 1-for-3 with a double in two games with the Orioles this season and should be back later this summer.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Dariel Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez takes the place of the injured Joey Rickard on the Orioles roster. The 27-year-old was hitting .280/.315/.382 with four homers and 40 RBI in 93 games at Triple-A.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Dariel Alvarez to Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez was only up for a cup of coffee while Pedro Alvarez was on the bereavement list. Alvarez (Pedro species) is set to return, though, leaving Alvarez (Dariel species) out in the cold. The 27-year-old outfielder will return to a .271/.309/.363 triple slash down in Triple-A.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Dariel Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll take a spot on the O's bench while Pedro Alvarez is on bereavement leave. Alvarez, 27, was batting .271/.309/.363 with three homers and 33 RBI over 82 games in Triple-A this season.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Dariel Alvarez to Triple-A Norfolk.

There's playing time to be had in the Orioles' outfield, but Alvarez hit just .182 this spring to earn a trip back to the minors. It's unlikely he'll ever be more than an extra outfielder.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 06:00:00 PM

Dariel Alvarez went 0-for-3 on Saturday and is 1-for-10 so far this spring.

The Orioles seemed quite a bit higher on Alvarez a year ago than they are now, but the opportunity is there to claim some playing time in an outfield corner if he excels this spring. So far, the early results aren't promising.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Orioles recalled OF Dariel Alvarez from High-A Frederick.

Alvarez was sent down last week because he didn't get his U.S. work visa in time to travel with the team to Toronto, but he's back as expected. The 26-year-old is 3-for-12 (.250) with with a double and a walk over his first four games in the majors.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Dariel Alvarez is expected to return to the Orioles' active roster on Tuesday.

Alvarez was optioned to High-A Frederick last Wednesday night because he didn't have the proper papers to accompany the Orioles on their weekend road trip to Toronto, Canada. The 26-year-old outfielder had a triple and a double in his four-game stay with Frederick.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Orioles optioned OF Dariel Alvarez to Class-A Frederick.

Alvarez won't be able to go on the team's road trip to Toronto this upcoming weekend, so the team sent him out in favor of another warm body. Alvarez should be back with the O's before long.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Dariel Alvarez won't play in the Orioles' weekend series against the Blue Jays due to visa issues.

Alvarez has not gotten his U.S. work visa finalized, so if he were to accompany the O's north of the border he wouldn't be allowed back into the country following the series. The team will likely instead option him to the minors for the series and recall a position player in his absence. Alvarez, 26, should see some time in the Orioles' outfield down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of OF Dariel Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.

The 26-year-old Cuban defector has hit .275/.305/.424 with 16 home runs and 72 RBI in 130 games this season with Norfolk. He should get some starts in left field.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 05:58:00 PM

According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, the Orioles are calling up outfielder Dariel Alvarez.

Alvarez has tallied 16 home runs and 72 RBI in 130 games this season with Triple-A Norfolk, but that's come with a mediocre .275/.305/.424 overall batting line. The 26-year-old probably won't hold mixed league fantasy value.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:21:00 AM

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