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24 Pedro Alvarez 3B
Height/Weight: 6-3/235 | Birthdate: 2/6/1987 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Vanderbilt | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $700,000 | Owned/Started%: 59/25 | Average Draft Position: 112.68
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Pedro Alvarez dealing with stress reaction in foot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is dealing with a stress reaction in his foot.

Alvarez will be sidelined four to six weeks due to the injury, effectively ending his season. He's hitting .231/.312/.405 over 398 at-bats.


Pedro Alvarez not progressing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has suffered a setback in his recovery from a sprained left foot, leaving the Pirates to reassess his status. As of now, he continues to travel with the team, but he may need to be re-evaluated at some point.

"The initial diagnostic tests gave us reason to move forward as we did," general manager Neal Huntington said. "He's feeling more pain. He's not progressing the way he was before the pinch-hit at-bat. As a result, we need to re-evaluate things and see where we go from there."

Alvarez's status for the rest of the season is at this point unknown.


Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider not in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez and outfielder Travis Snider are not in the starting lineup for Saturday's regularly-scheduled game against the Cubs.

Alvarez hasn't played since Aug. 26 while recovering from a foot injury. Snider has been limited to two pinch-hit appearances since Aug. 27 while battling a hamstring issue.


Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider still absent from Pirates lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Third baseman Pedro Alvarez (foot) and outfielder Travis Snider (hamstring) remain out of the lineup Friday for the Pirates against the host Cubs.

The former has been sidelined since Aug. 26. The latter has not started a game since a day later, though he did pinch-hit twice, including on Wednesday.


Travis Snider, Pedro Alvarez still out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider (hamstring) and infielder Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, as they remain sidelined by their injuries. Snider has missed five games as a result of his injury, while Tuesday will be Alvarez's sixth straight start missed. 

Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider not ready to return vs. St. Louis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Pedro Alvarez (foot) and Travis Snider (hamstring) were both held out of the starting lineup for the Pirates against St. Louis on Monday. Alvarez has been out since Tuesday, while Snider's injury has cost him four games.

Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider unable to start Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Pedro Alvarez (foot) and Travis Snider (hamstring) were once again held out of the Pirates' starting lineup Sunday against the Reds. Alvarez missed a fourth straight start, while Snider was sidelined a third straight game.

Foot injury forced Pedro Alvarez to miss third straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, as he continues to be sidelined by a sprained left foot.

Alvarez has been out since Tuesday, as the injury has now cost him three games. 


Pedro Alvarez still out Friday with foot injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is out of the starting lineup yet against Friday against the Reds, as he continues to deal with a sprained left foot.  He has missed two games since suffering the injury Tuesday, and remains day to day at this point.

Pedro Alvarez in walking boot after spraining foot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez arrived at the ballpark Wednesday in a walking boot. He sprained his foot diving in vain for a ball Tuesday night.

Alvarez has three home runs in the last four games to give him 18 on the season.


Pedro Alvarez exits game with foot issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was removed from Tuesday's game with left foot discomfort, the team announced.

Alvarez went hitless in three at-bats before coming out of the game. He'll be re-evaluated by the team tomorrow.


Pedro Alvarez goes yard Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez clubbed a home run Monday against the Cardinals.

Alvarez didn't wait long before he struck. In his first at-bat, Alvarez belted a 92 mph fastball out to center for a solo shot. He would also single later in the contest. Alvarez finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. It was his 18th home run.


Pedro Alvarez could return to third base in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that the team has not closed the door on first baseman Pedro Alvarez returning to third base in 2015, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The team would like to see Alvarez back at third base, but he'll have to do a better job defensively than he did this season in order to stick at the position. Otherwise, he may wind up manning first base on a regular basis. Alvarez has hit .233/.314/.403 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 387 at-bats.


Pedro Alvarez goes deep twice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs Saturday against the Brewers.

Alvarez first struck in the fourth inning. With two men on, Alvarez belted a 97 mph fastball out to left for the three-run shot. He also managed to go yard in his next at-bat. With the bases empty, Alvarez blasted another 97 mph fastball out to left. He finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and four RBI. 


Pedro Alvarez unlikely to return to third base this season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is unlikely to play third base again this season in anything but an emergency situation, MLB.com reports.

"Right now, I think we have a better option in Josh Harrison," manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday. "This season, right now -- to put the best team that I can on the field every night, we have better options. We have to find [Alvarez] some at-bats. Is third base the optimum place to get them? No, it is not."


Pedro Alvarez makes his first start at first base


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez will make his first start at first base Monday.

Alvarez has played the majority of his games at third this season. Alvarez has taken extra infield practice lately in expectation of the move. He's hitting .233/.314/.392 over 378 at-bats.


Pedro Alvarez returns to third base


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals at third base, his first start there in nearly two weeks.

Alvarez, who started the team's last two games as a designated hitter, has been putting in extra infield practice with the expectation he would make the transition to first base soon. However, he has yet to appear in a game at first base, and his role moving forward is not yet known. 


Is that stashed superstar really worth the wait?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) So you're at the point, with the season winding down, where you have to win at all costs. Seems straightforward enough. The only problem is your bench is overflowing with players you can't actually use -- ones that are injured but too valuable to drop, like Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Adam Eaton, Michael Wacha, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez or Masahiro Tanaka.

Or maybe your albatross isn't injured but just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, like Pedro Alvarez, Justin Verlander or Mike Minor.

I've got news for you: This late in the year, when winning is paramount, you can consider dropping them. Granted, it shouldn't be the goal because the competition can only benefit from whatever you forfeit, but sometimes, it's your only choice.

I break it down player-by-player in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so if you could a little assistance with that season-shifting dilemma, be sure to check out.


Hitters to sit in Week 20


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/10/2014) Thinking about starting Dioner Navarro, Michael Morse, Dustin Ackley, Pedro Alvarez, Erick Aybar or Curtis Granderson in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? You might want to look into other options.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


First base experiment starting for Pedro Alvarez


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The Pirates will experiment with playing Pedro Alvarez at first base for the remainder of the season, manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Saturday.

Alvarez has been taking grounders at first base, and has agreed to the experiment. He could see time at third base as well, though Gaby Sanchez has also begun taking grounders at third to increase the team's overall versatility.

Alvarez has never appeared at first base in his major-league career, but is making the move to first after racking up a career-high 23 throwing errors in just 105 games. 


Pedro Alvarez takes grounders at first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez took some grounders at first base before Friday's game, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Alvarez has ben supplanted as the starter at third base, but he may be able to see some time at first if he can handle the position defensively. Ike Davis, the primary option at first base, is also a left-handed batter, however, so it's unlikely Alvarez would play at first base in a strict platoon role.


Pedro Alvarez off bereavement list, but still a reserve


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been activated off the bereavement list. He will return as the backup to Josh Harrison.

Alvarez has not had a multi-hit game since June 29 and has struggled mightily in the field as well, particularly with his throwing accuracy.


Pedro Alvarez placed on Bereavement List


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Pirates placed third baseman Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List Tuesday, the team announced. He will miss a minimum of three games before he can return to the team. 

Josh Harrison supplants Pedro Alvarez as Pirates' primary 3B


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Sunday infielder Josh Harrison has supplanted Pedro Alvarez as the team's primary third baseman.

"Whether (Alvarez) is unplugged or plugged, Harrison is more than a viable option," Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review. "Harrison is our best defender on the club right now at third base."


Clint Hurdle explains benching of Pedro Alvarez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Clint Hurdle has compared Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to Travis Snider and Josh Harrison in justifying his move to bench the former again Wednesday.

"He's not outplaying Harrison," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Snider's a hot bat that's in the lineup."

Alvarez is leading the major leagues in errors, including 21 on bad throws, and owns a stat line of .238/.309/.437.