Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 2 days ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Orioles have faced three lefty starters in their four-game matchup with the White Sox, resulting in Alvarez making just one start during the series. He'll again give way to Mark Trumbo at DH.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 3 days ago

Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI in a loss against the White Sox on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This was his first homer of the season. Alvarez has really struggled to start his Orioles career, but he is 7-for-12 (..583) with four extra-base hits in the last four games. He's even 1-for-3 versus left-handers during that stretch.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 6 days ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a wretched start to the season, Alvarez has back-to-back multi-hit games, raising his average up to .186. Despite his recent run of success, he'll draw out of the lineup Wednesday in favor of Nolan Reimold.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 2 weeks ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alvarez will take a seat Thursday with manager Buck Showalter adjusting the lineup to put Mark Trumbo in the DH spot and slide Nolan Reimold into right field. The former Pirate hasn't found his rhythm at the plate thus far this season, going 4-for-32 to start the year.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alvarez will be held out Thursday with the Orioles facing left-hander Cole Hamels. He also sat out the only other time the Orioles have faced a left-hander this year, and owns just a .597 career OPS against southpaws, so don't be surprised is his at-bats against lefties are sparse.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Alvarez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alvarez is off to a dreadful 1-for-15 (.067) start to the season, and the Orioles are facing tough left-hander David Price on Monday, so manager Buck Showalter decided to hold Alvarez out for the first time this season. Matt Wieters will serve as the Orioles' designated hitter Monday.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A day off was in order for Alvarez after the former Pirates slugger after going 0-for-12 with three walks and four strikeouts to start the season. Manager Buck Showalter will keep Matt Wieters' bat in the lineup Saturday by using him at the DH spot while Caleb Joseph is set to start behind the plate. Alvarez's power potential and favorable home ballpark still make him a viable fantasy option, but his slump to start the season is a concerning development.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 1 month ago

Alvarez will start at third base in his remaining spring training games, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is hitting .190 with a home run and two doubles in 21 at-bats this spring, and the Orioles will try to get a look at what Alvarez has to offer defensively at the hot corner in their remaining exhibitions. While J.J. Hardy is having a great spring (.333/.371/.515), he posted a career-low .564 OPS last season and appears to be on a downward trajectory at the plate. If Hardy doesn't bounce back on offense, the O's could look to give Manny Machado some starts at shortstop with Alvarez manning third base, which gives him an outside shot to add that eligibility this season.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 2 months ago

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Alvarez will get to play the field at times this season, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. "He's not going to be a pure DH," Showalter said. "We think there's some versatility there that can help us."

Competitive Edge Analysis

He already has first base eligibility from last season, but it's feasible that Alvarez could get some starts at third base with Manny Machado shifting to shortstop. It's probably not something worth banking on in leagues that require 20 games played to earn eligibility at a new position, but the fact that the Orioles are willing to deploy Alvarez in the field is a positive for his projected at-bats this season. He is expected to get into Grapefruit League action as soon as Sunday.

Pedro Alvarez 1B/DH BAL 2 months ago

Alvarez agreed on a one-year, $5.75 million deal with the Orioles on Monday that includes $1.5 million in playing incentives, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alvarez figures to be Baltimore's designated hitter while also spending time at first when Chris Davis is given a game off. This dynamic likely will limit Mark Trumbo's usage in 2016, as Alvarez will be the clear favorite to be a daily starter with the Orioles after spending his first six seasons in Pittsburgh.