Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
2 months ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez will be on the bench for the fifth game in a row while the Orioles look to make outfield defense a greater priority by moving Mark Trumbo to DH to clear room for the speedier Michael Bourn in right field. A .208 average and three homers over 59 plate appearances since the start of September hasn't helped Alvarez's argument for a regular lineup spot.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
2 months ago

Alvarez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over the D-backs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger broke the ice on a dismal offensive performance up to that point by taking reliever Enrique Burgos deep with a 407-foot shot to right in the eighth, kick-starting the Orioles' comeback. Despite the homer Friday and some modest success making hard contact during the month, Alvarez is struggling overall in September, as evidenced by his .195 average over 41 at-bats.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez has been scuffling in the month of September, batting a mere .212 with five RBI since the calendar turned. With that in mind, he'll head to the bench for a day off while Mark Trumbo takes over as the designated hitter and Michael Bourn garners a start in right field to fill out the lineup.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and walk in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger was the first to break through against Chris Archer, tagging him for a 435-foot solo shot in the second that cut the Rays' 2-0 lead in half. The blast represented Alvarez's first RBI since Sept. 6, and the homer was his second of September. After a solid August in which he slashed .297/.357/.641, Alvarez is hitting just .222 over his first 27 at-bats this month, but his three doubles and pair of round-trippers have played a large part in his .556 slugging percentage.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-handed hitting Alvarez was held out of the lineup the last three games as the Orioles faced a pair of southpaws in that span, but he'll remain out for a fourth straight day even with righty Rick Porcello opposing the Baltimore lineup. Mark Trumbo will get another turn as the team's DH on Wednesday.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Buck Showalter is going for a primarily right-handed lineup with lefty David Price taking the ball for Boston, so Alvarez will head to the bench for a day off. Mark Trumbo will slide into the DH spot while Drew Stubbs fills the void created in right field.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, according to Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez is just 2-for-14 with seven strikeouts in his career against Tigers starer Justin Verlander, so he will be held out Sunday with Verlander on the mound for the opponent.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez starts regularly against righties, but with left-hander Drew Smyly on the hill for the Rays, he'll get the day off Wednesday. Baltimore will go with Steve Pearce at first base in his place.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

He will head to the bench with lefty CC Sabathia due up for New York, as is typically the case whenever the Orioles face a southpaw. Alvarez did get a start Tuesday against a lefty (J.A. Happ) and finished the game 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, but he's 8-for-33 against left-handers on the year and his exposure to them will remain limited.

Pedro Alvarez
1B/3B/DH BAL
3 months ago

Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, walk and two runs in Friday's 8-0 victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger's 425-foot shot in the second brought home Adam Jones and made Alvarez a 20-homer man for the second straight season. The homer was his first since Aug. 19 against the Astros, with that round-tripper also having served as his most recent RBI prior to Friday.