Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
2 months ago

Alvarez went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs and two walks in Monday's loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

For the first time eight-year career, Alvarez reached base five times in a single game. He's hitting .333/.429/.667 through 14 plate appearances since being recalled earlier this month. The once prominent MLB slugger has only two starts in his eight games thus far, but Alvarez is a decent value option in daily formats when the veteran is in the lineup.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
2 months ago

Alvarez will be in the starting lineup Friday for the first time this season, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seth Smith usually starts against opposing right-handers, but he is just 2-for-11 against Yankees starter Luis Severino, so with Severino on the mound Friday, Mark Trubmo will start in right field, and Alvarez will get a chance to knock one out as the designated hitter.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Alvarez's contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He failed to impress at Triple-A this year, hitting .239/.294/.442 with 26 home runs in 138 games. Given his inability to provide quality defense anywhere on the diamond, and the Orioles' plethora of better versions of that type of player, Alvarez will primarily be used as a pinch hitter in the final month.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Alvarez will be promoted by the Orioles on Friday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez had a successful stint with the Orioles last season but has spent all of this year at Triple-A Norfolk due to Baltimore's roster construction at the major league level. He'll add some left-handed pop off the bench for Baltimore and could see occasional starts at DH. Alvarez had 26 home runs in 542 minor league at-bats this season.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Alvarez is being considered for a September callup, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Inked to a minor-league deal in March, Alvarez was all set to opt out in late May but the Orioles convinced him to stay put. It sounds like his patience may pay off, as Alvarez is in the mix to come up and provide additional thump off the bench over the season's final month. The 30-year-old has hit just .241 with a .296 on-base percentage with Triple-A Norfolk this year, but the trademark power is still there (26 homers in 584 plate appearances).

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
3 months ago

The Orioles have discussed bringing Alvarez up from Triple-A Norfolk, although no reports suggest a move is imminent, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Buck Showalter recently said his club has been keeping tabs on Alvarez's minor-league success. Through 113 games with the Tides, the seven-year MLB veteran has 25 home runs, 79 RBI and 52 runs. Alvarez has even cut down on his strikeout rate, managing a career-low 22.8 percent through 487 plate appearances. He'll almost certainly be a September callup, but there isn't much room for him in the O's current lineup.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez has reached a "temporary resolution" to remain with the Orioles' at Triple-A Norfolk, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old slugger could have opted out of his deal Thursday, but somehow he and the organization managed to keep things at status quo. Details on Alvarez's agreement have been kept mum, but it's said to not be a long-term fix. His experiment playing the outfield has not gone well, thus limiting his usefulness to the Orioles as of now.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez is expected to opt out of his minor-league contract and leave Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

As was the case with Michael Bourn, the O's are planning for the departure of another veteran working under a minor-league deal. The organization hoped to develop Alvarez as an outfielder, but that experiment hasn't panned out. The 30-year-old leads the International League with 26 RBI in May, but his overall performance this year has been less than impressive. Through 51 games with the Tides, Alvarez is slashing .219/.293/.443 with 47 strikeouts in 201 at-bats.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
7 months ago

Alvarez is having a hard time learning to play the outfield at Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not one of Alvarez's 851 career MLB games was spent in the outfield, but the Orioles are willing to ride out the experiment this year. However, the real question is whether or not the 30-year-old is prepared to stick with it. Alvarez, who has an opt-out clause in his contract for next month, could understandably decide to look elsewhere for work -- or possibly hang the cleats up altogether.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
7 months ago

Alvarez, who went 2-for-3 with three walks, launched two home runs and plated five in Thursday's Opening Day for Triple-A Norfolk.

EDGE Analysis

Playing in his first minor-league game since 2011, the 30-year-old appeared far superior to the competition. Alvarez put together a fine showing in Grapefruit League play after signing an NRI deal in March. However, the wick is burning fast on his career, and hanging around Triple-A won't be appealing to Alvarez for long. Although there isn't much room for the slugger on the MLB roster, his long history of posting good power numbers at the highest level should afford him a chance with the Orioles later in the year.