Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT Oct 31 '12

Pirates exercised 3B Pedro Alvarez's $700,000 club option for 2013.

It was never in doubt. The option was part of Alvarez's contract when he originally signed with the Pirates in 2008. He also has a $700,000 club option for next season. The 25-year-old batted just .244 this season, but set new career-highs with 30 homers and 85 RBI.

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