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Dariel Alvarez | Outfielder | #12

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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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. Mar 29 - 6:00 PM

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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.
Mar 5 - 4:09 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

Orioles prospect OF Dariel Alvarez slugged a pair of solo home runs on Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez now has six long balls on the season, but he’s batting just .237/.267/.371 with a 2.1% walk rate in 195 plate appearances. The 26-year-old was signed by Baltimore out of Cuba in 2013 and performed well last season in his first full stateside campaign, posting a .306/.330/.472 batting line with 15 home runs and 37 doubles in 564 plate appearances between the Double- and Triple-A levels. Alvarez should make his big league debut with Orioles at some point this season, but he’ll first need to right the ship in Triple-A.
Fri, May 29, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Dariel Alvarez hit a three-run homer off Boston's Dalier Hinojosa in Saturday's game.

Alvarez won the battle of unheralded Cuban defectors. The Orioles think Alvarez could factor into their outfield picture a 2015 goes along. The 26-year-old hit .306/.330/.472 with 15 homers in 532 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A last season.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Dariel Alvarez has been promoted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez earned the bump by batting .309/.332/.487 with 14 home runs, 20 doubles, and 68 RBI in 91 games at Double-A Bowie. The 25-year-old outfielder landed an $800,000 signing bonus from the O's in 2013 after defecting from Cuba. He could be a factor by early 2015.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Orioles prospect OF Dariel Alvarez went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and six RBI on Monday for Double-A Bowie.

Alvarez, 25, is off to a great start this year in his first full season after defecting from Cuba and signing with the Orioles last summer. Through Bowie's first 41 games, the right-handed hitter is batting .349/.364/.568 with 22 extra-base hits and 38 RBI, but his free-swinging approach (16/3 strikeout-to-walk ratio) highlights holes in his game that will surely be exploited in the major leagues.
Tue, May 20, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Orioles outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez has been promoted from High-A Fredrick to Double-A Bowie.

Alvarez, a Cuban defector, received an $800,000 signing bonus from the O's earlier this year and is rocketing through their minor league system. The 24-year-old has hit .438/.471/.750 with three home runs, one stolen base and nine RBI in his first 51 pro plate appearances.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 03:33:00 PM

Orioles signed OF Dariel Alvarez.

Alvarez, a 24-year-old Cuban defector, will receive an $800,000 bonus. Because he is older than 23 and has more than three years of experience in Cuba's top pro league, he is not subject to the international spending cap. Alvarez will report to High-A Frederick and should be able to move pretty quickly through the system.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 07:20:00 PM

Dariel Alvarez took his physical Monday in Baltimore.

The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder has reportedly agreed to an $800,000 free agent contract with the Orioles, and that deal should be finalized at some point later this week. Alvarez is a good athlete with three years of experience in Cuban's top baseball league. He will likely begin his professional career in Low-A ball.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 03:53:00 PM

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