Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH BAL
7 days ago

Alvarez patrolled the outfield during the Orioles' "B" game Friday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez made a dive on a sinking line drive to hold a hit to a single, while also hitting a home run and a double during the practice contest. The veteran is trying to expand his defensive horizons in an effort to make the major league club, though it's far from a guarantee that he'll stick on the outfield grass. Even with his flaws in the field and at the dish (career .238 average), that faint possibility of extra work gives deep mixed and AL-only fantasy players another reason -- on a trial basis -- to roster the slugger, who has launched at least 22 home runs in four his last five seasons and left the yard 36 times in 2013.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Alvarez agreed to a minor league deal with the Orioles on Saturday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It marks the end of a long negotiation process between the two sides which carried over well into spring training. Interestingly, the deal is conclusive upon Alvarez playing in the outfield, a position he has never played in the majors. If his defensive abilities appear adequate, he could earn some starts in left field against right-handed pitchers, but may be able to make the roster regardless of how he looks in the field. Alvarez has demonstrated he still has pop in his bat, smashing 22 home runs last season while serving mainly as the designated hitter. Expect him to report to spring training as soon as the deal is finalized.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Alvarez continues to hold out for a major league contract, FanRag Sports' John Perrotto reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez had to wait until March 10 to sign last spring, and despite hitting .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs in 109 games with the Orioles, the market for one-dimensional sluggers is clearly not what it was even a year ago. If Alvarez can land a deal to DH against righties, his massive raw power would make him appealing in deeper leagues, but it is also possible that he will have to swallow his pride and take a minor league pact.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH BAL
6 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
3B/DH BAL
6 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
3B/DH BAL
6 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
3B/DH BAL
6 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
3B/DH BAL
6 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
3B/DH BAL
6 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
3B/DH BAL
6 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.