Pedro Alvarez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pirates are “essentially committed” to Pedro Alvarez as their starting first baseman

    Hardball Talk "Pittsburgh designated for assignment this season’s starting first baseman, Ike Davis, and general manager Neal Huntington told Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that the Pirates “have essentially committed” to Pedro Alvarez as their new first baseman. Alvarez was previously the Pirates’..." November 21

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Announcement on Alvarez is merely a diagnosis: stress reaction in the 4th metatarsal in his left foot.Typical recovery time is 4-6 weeks

  • Pirates' Alvarez nearing first base debut

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It will not be long before Pedro Alvarez gets his first taste of game action at first base, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday. “He's working his backside off to find a level of comfort and say, ‘OK. I'm ready to go over there in a major league game,' ” Hurdle said. “I think we're real..." August 12

  • Pirates beat Dodgers, 6-3, as Alvarez, Martin hit homers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates snapped a nine-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium that dated back to Sept. 16, 2011, on Thursday night, to open their west coast swing with a bang. Gerrit Cole gave the club a big start in a return to his native California. Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin powered home runs off..." May 30

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Pirates and Pedro Alvarez avoid arbitration. He gets $4.25M in 2014.

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

  • Pirates' patience with Pedro Alvarez now paying long-distance dividends

    CBSSports.com "The countdown now is reduced to eight. Eight more victories and you can call the Pirates something you haven't been able to since 1992. Adorable. Winners. A couple of more Pedro Alvarez swings ought to move that needle. “Obviously it's always a work in progress” Pittsburgh's slugging..." August 22

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    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez withdraws from #HRDerby due to sprained finger, replaced by Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez

  • Alvarez's homer powers Pirates over Phillies, 6-5

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jeff Locke has flirted with trouble all season long. He teased again Wednesday night, teetering on the edge of disaster while the game remained tight. But as he has done all season, Locke made most of those jams disappear to lead the Pirates to a 6-5 victory against the Phillies at PNC Park and..." July 04

  • Alvarez dominates in 5-3 win as Pirates split series with Reds

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Having apparently had his fill of the Pirates' offensive issues of late, Pedro Alvarez grabbed the reins Thursday. Alvarez drove in all the Pirates' runs in their 5-3 win against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, sending the Pirates to the west coast after splitting the four-game..." June 20

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #Pirates scratch Pedro Alvarez (wisdom teeth) and put Brandon Inge at 3B tonite

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #pirates Alvarez had two wisdom teeth extracted today, which is why he's not in lineup

  • Pirates need Alvarez to flourish in cleanup spot

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates manager Clint Hurdle used 134 different lineups last season, which meant anyone could wind up almost anywhere in the batting order on a given day. Pedro Alvarez most often hit sixth (82 games), although he was also slotted as low as seventh (14 games) and as high as second (one game)...." March 20

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