Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
3 weeks ago

Alvarez elected free agency Thursday, Baseball America reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez hit .180/.283/.414 with eight homers across 45 games with the Orioles before being designated for assignment. He'll now hit the open market after finishing the season with Triple-A Norfolk. Entering his age-32 season, Alvarez will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal in 2019.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
3 months ago

Alvarez was moved to the 7-day disabled list Friday due to an Achilles injury, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez has posted a .285/.331/.467 slash line with eight homers and 32 RBI through 43 games at Triple-A Norfolk in 2018. The severity of the injury is currently unclear, so it's unknown if he'll require more than the minimum on the shelf.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
5 months ago

The Orioles outrighted Alvarez to Triple-A Norfolk.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, none of the other 29 teams were willing to put in a waiver claim on Alvarez, a player with limited defensive value who only managed a .180/.283/.414 line across 127 plate appearances with the Orioles. He'll likely see steady at-bats as a designated hitter for Norfolk and post gaudy power production, but Alvarez has proven overmatched against major-league competition since joining the Baltimore organization in 2016.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
5 months ago

Alvarez was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez is hitting just .091 across seven games (two starts) in June and .180 on the season, so the Orioles decided to drop him from their 40-man roster. Steve Wilkerson had his contract purchased from Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding roster move. Alvarez will now take a spin through waivers.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

With Mark Trumbo (knee) still sidelined and a right-hander on mound, Alvarez got his second chance to start in the Orioles' series against the White Sox. He took advantage by getting on base three times, though he did fail to hit for any extra-bases. Overall, the story remains the same for Alvarez as he is slugging .484 but striking out at a 24% clip in 93 at-bats this season.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez got the start at DH and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

His playing time has mostly dried up since Mark Trumbo returned from the disabled list, but with Trumbo in right field Saturday, Alvarez got his second start in the last eight games and made the most of the opportunity. The 31-year-old now has eight homers on the season, but the power comes with a less impressive .198/.303/.500 slash line.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez (hamstring) is hitting eighth as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Phillies, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez is good to go after missing the last four games with a hamstring issue. The 31-year-old, who is hitting .200/.304/.488 with seven homers through 92 plate appearances this season, will face Nick Pivetta in his first game back.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez (hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Alvarez's health having taken a turn for the better in recent days, a trip to the disabled list doesn't seem to be in play. However, the hamstring issue will confine Alvarez to the bench for the fourth straight contest Sunday versus the Rays, resulting in Danny Valencia picking up a start at third base.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Manager Buck Showalter said Alvarez is not ready to start after testing his hamstring prior to Saturday's doubleheader, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The manager failed to comment on whether Alvarez would be available off the bench, but it seems as though Showalter wants to give his third baseman a little more time to recover after leaving with a cramp during Thursday's affair. In his place, Jace Peterson will man the hot corner for Game 1 of Saturday's twin-bill.

Pedro Alvarez
3B/DH FA
6 months ago

Alvarez (hamstring) is not in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez was forced to leave Thursday's contest with a hamstring cramp and will remain on the bench for the series opener. It doesn't appear as though this is anything more than a minor injury, so consider him day-to-day ahead of Saturday's doubleheader.