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24 Pedro Alvarez 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 2/6/1987 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Vanderbilt | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $700,000 | Owned/Started%: 71/52 | Average Draft Position: 185.54
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Pirates' Pedro Alvarez homers among three hits in win Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/13/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez was an offensive juggernaut in Thursday's 10-5 win over the Cardinals. Alvarez went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI. He hit a two-run home run--his 17th of the year--as part of a seven-run first inning. 

The slugging first baseman is batting .310 with two home runs and four RBI in 10 games this month.


Report: Pirates likely to keep first baseman Pedro Alvarez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) The Pirates are telling teams they are likely to keep first baseman Pedro Alvarez, according to ESPN.

Alvarez is under team control for one more season and isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2016 campagin.


Pirates' Sean Rodriguez gives Pedro Alvarez a day off


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Alvarez has started 75 games at first base this year. 

Replacing him at first is Sean Rodriguez, who gets the call for the 12th time. 


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez goes deep again on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Frst baseman Pedro Alvarez put the Pirates on the board first on Friday, as he launched a two-run home run in the second inning. The home run, his 14th of the year, came off the Nationals' Max Scherzer, and gave the Pirates an early 2-0 lead, en route to the 7-5 victory.

It was the only hit for Alvarez on the night, but he has homered in back-to-back contests amid recent trade speculation. Alvarez is just 4 for 22 over his last seven ballgames.


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez goes deep in Thursday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) First baseman Pedro Alvarez might not be wearing a Pirates uniform for long if trade rumors swirling around him prove prophetic. But perhaps he is going out with a bang - as in his solo blast in the second inning of a Thursday defeat of Washington.

Alvarez sent a Doug Fister pitch over the fence in left and later added an RBI groundout and walk. He is still batting just .160 (8-for-50) since July 3.


Report: Pirates seeking to deal 1B Pedro Alvarez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) The Pirates are exploring the possibility of trading first baseman Pedro Alvarez, an American League talent evaluator has told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

They would likely need someone in return that could play that position since their current options are limited, though Travis Ishikawa has similar career numbers to those of Alvarez.

The 28-year-old Alvarez has struggled despite slugging a home run Thursday. He entered play with a .231/.299/.414 slash line. But he can also play third base, which might attract suitors.


Pedro Alvarez gets DH start for Pirates, Travis Ishikawa to first


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) With the Pirates playing an interleague game at Kansas City, regular first baseman Pedro Alvarez gets the call to start at DH on Monday. It's Alvarez's second start at DH this year in six games at AL parks. 

Replacing Alvarez at first is Travis Ishikawa, who gets the start there for the second straigth game. 


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez given day off Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez was not in Sunday's lineup at Milwaukee, the team announced.

Alvarez was replaced at first by Travis Ishikawa, who will bat fifth. Alvarez is hitting .128 with one home run and six RBI in his last 12 games.


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez drives home go-ahead run on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez came through with the go-ahead base hit in Friday's 5-2 win over the Cardinals. With the score tied 2-2, Alvarez roped an RBI single to center field to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead. It was his only hit of the game, as he drove in his 40th run of the season.

Pedro Alvarez homers in Pirates win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run home run as part of a five-run Pittsburgh rally in Sunday's win over Cleveland. 

Alvarez hit his twelfth home run of the year and second in four games. He went 1 for 3 and reached 37 RBI. 


Pirates DH Pedro Alvarez hits 11th home run of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Pirates designated hitter Pedro Alvarez hit his 11th home run of the season in Wednesday's game over the Tigers.

Alvarez went 2 for 5 with a RBI. His solo home run came in the eighth inning off Tigers relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain.

Alvarez is hitting .370 with 10 hits, three doubles, a home run and seven RBI over his last eight games.


Pedro Alvarez gets rest for Pirates, replaced by Sean Rodriguez


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Alvarez has started 61 games this year, including the last five and eight of the last nine. 

He'll be replaced in the lineup by Sean Rodriguez, who starts at first for the seventh time this year. 


Hot streak continues for streaky Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Hot-and-cold Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is hot again. He ran his hitting streak to five games in a Saturday victory over Atlanta with two hits.

Alvarez doubled in two in a five-run first and added a single to give him seven hits in his last 10 at-bats. He has six RBI during that stretch after enduring a 2-for-17 slide.


Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, 1B Pedro Alvarez out vs. lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) A matchup against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzales has both outfielder Gregory Polanco and first baseman Pedro Alvarez out of the lineup for the Pirates on Sunday.

Polanco has struggled despite steadier playing time lately. He has just five hits in his last 38 at-bats and is just 5-for-32 against left-handers this season.

Alvarez is on a similar slide. He is batting .167 (5-for-30) since June 6 and is 3-for-21 against southpaws in 2015.


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is out of starting lineup Wednesday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez will not start on Wednesday against the White Sox.

Alvarez is hitting .226 with seven hits, three RBI and three walks during his last 11 games. He will be replaced by Corey Hart at first base.


Pedro Alvarez not in Pirates lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game.

After starting 14 of the last 15 games, Alvarez is replaced by Corey Hart, who bats seventh and plays first base. 

Hart is getting his fifth start of the year at the spot and first since May 16. 


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez belts 10th HR on Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez homered Wednesday against the Brewers, but he wasn't around for the end of the 2-0 win, as he was lifted for a defensive replacement in the top of the seventh inning.

Alvarez went 1 for 3 before being replaced. He hit his 10th home run of the season, which was a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning.


Pirates' Pedro Alvarez sits, Sean Rodriguez starts Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Alvarez is taking a seat against Braves lefty Alex Wood. Sean Rodriguez will start at first base and bat seventh.

The Pirates are road favorites (-148) in Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.


Pirates' Pedro Alvarez ridding bad habits at the plate


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez has worked on becoming more than just a hitter that likes to pull pitches this season

Wanting to change this, Alvarez has been working before games to break the habit of trying to pull pitches on the outside corner of the plate, according to MLB.com. 

"The approach has always been the same," Alvarez said. "I just think it's a combination of seeing pitches out there and being able to put good swings on them and executing the swing to the pitch."

In Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Marlins, Alvarez was able to record an RBI opposite-field single in the seventh inning during his team's rally to win. 

"The work he is doing before the game and in the cage is transferring to the game. That's the biggest part," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Our guys have found a way to slow themselves down to a better pace, a much more workable pace, the last week or so. Pedro in particular."


Pirates shake up lineup prior to game with Marlins


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) The Pirates will face off against the Marlins with a number of moves whithin their lineup.

Catcher Francisco Cervelli, first baseman Pedro Alvarez and right fielder Gregory Polanco -- all regulars in the lineup -- will not start on Wednesday. 

Alvarez went 1 for 4 with an RBI in his team's 5-1 win on Tuesday, but left four runners on base. Cervelli struck out twice and left two runners stranded. Polanco will be out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game.


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez blasts ninth home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 4 at the plate in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday. 

Alvarez did his damage in the sixth when he crushed a David Phelps pitch to left center field for a solo home run, his ninth of the season. Alvarez is now hitting .241 with 21 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.


Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker out of Pirates' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) First baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker are both out of the Pirates' Sunday lineup. 

Alvarez is replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who gets his second start of the year at first base. Rodriguez will hit sixth.

Walker's absence requires shifts at all other infield positions. Josh Harrison moves over from third place to replace Walker at second. Jung Ho Kang moves to third from shortstop, and Jordy Mercer returns to the lineup at short, for just the second time in eight games. 


Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez goes 2 for 4 Saturday, belts eighth homer


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez launched his eighth home run of the season in the 8-2 victory over the Mets on Saturday. Alvarez, who also had an RBI-double on the afternoon, hit his solo home run in the bottom of the first off Matt Harvey, giving his club an early 3-0 lead. 

This was his third home run over his last 10 games, but is still sporting a low .233 batting average on the season. 

“It’s always good when Pedro drives in a couple runs in a game,” manager Clint Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Usually works out well for us.”


Pedro Alvarez hits solo homer in Pirates' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Tuesday's loss to Minnesota. 

Alvarez went 2 for 5, improving his average to .227. He homered for the seventh time and drove in his 17th run. 


Corey Hart in, Pedro Alvarez out of Pirates lineup Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez will not be the first baseman Saturday. He is out of the lineup against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.

Corey Hart is set to man the position instead.

Alvarez has just one hit in 12 at-bats against lefties this season. But Hart is 1-for-13 against them in 2015.