Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:07:00 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez won his arbitration case, and he'll make $5.75 million this year instead of the $5.25 million the team was offering.
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has the kind of pop that will make him a consideration for your fantasy baseball teams in the later rounds of drafts, but you'll have to live with a low batting average. Perhaps the transition to first base will keep him in the lineup on a consistent basis.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:22:05 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is easing into the transition from third to first base this year, and he's happy about the switch. Alvarez is expected to start at first base on opening day. "I feel very good about it. Very positive," Alvarez said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to go out there and compete over there. I'm taking it day by day, taking in as much as I can to learn the position."
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez failed to reach 20 homers a year after smacking 36 round trippers in 2013. Now that he's unlikely to be a defensive liability, Alvarez could stick in the lineup more often. There's no denying that his power abilities will help you in the later rounds of a fantasy baseball draft, and having eligibility at third and first base is an added bonus. That's if you can live with his poor batting average.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:18:13 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates confirmed 3B Pedro Alvarez will play at first base this season against both left and right-handed pitchers. Manager Clint Hurdle, speaking at the team's annual fan convention (PirateFest), said the job would be his to keep. The team still plans on giving C Tony Sanchez some time at first should Alvarez struggle at the plate.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:16:40 -0800
The Miami Marlins have expressed interest in trading for Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez. A rumor from earlier in the week had the Pirates receiving SP Nathan Eovaldi from Miami in exchange for Alvarez but the Marlins are not expected to move Eovaldi.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:55:55 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez's move to first base appears likely for next season after 1B Ike Davis was taken off the 40-man roster.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:53:32 -0800
Speculation has Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis being moved in the offseason, as the team is giving extra work to 3B Pedro Alvarez at first base. Davis has worked in the outfield to expand his versatility.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:25:41 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez could be moved across the diamond to play first base next season. He committed 25 errors at the hot corner in 2014 and developed a throwing issue late in the year. General manager Neal Huntington said he still views Alvarez as a third baseman and added that the team will try to help him work through his throwing challenges during the offseason, although people around the league still believe he will wind up playing first.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:18:08 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (foot) will not need to have surgery for the stress reaction in his left foot, according to general manager Neal Huntington. Alvarez was re-examined Sept. 30. "It would have been very aggressive for him to have played in the World Series, if we would have made it that far," Huntington said. "He's healing and is on path, as we expected. It just needs time."
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:37:28 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (foot) was examined by a doctor Tuesday, Sept. 30. Manager Clint Hurdle did not update whether Alvarez would be available for the National League Division Series, if the Pirates advance, though.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:29:13 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (foot) will visit doctors Tuesday, Sept. 30, to determine when he can resume baseball activities.