Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to what the team terms "left knee discomfort."
Sun, 25 May 2014 07:51:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was dropped to sixth in the order Saturday, May 24, and hit his first homer since May 5. Manager Clint Hurdle said Alvarez has tweaked some things with hitting coach Jeff Branson, but his biggest issue was his mental approach.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:05:35 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the baseball in the sixth inning of the team's Friday, April 18, game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maldonado was ruled safe at first as Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez picked up the ball and threw it on several bounces to the base.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:10:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez, who hit his second homer of the spring Wednesday, March 12, and is hitting .320 so far, received praise from manager Clint Hurdle for his demeanor this spring. Hurdle said Alvarez has been focused but also has been at his most relaxed when at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Adding maturity is a plus, but fantasy players shouldn't expect much more than what Alvarez offered last year outside of the potential for a slightly better BA.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:25:35 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez, OF Chris Dickerson and OF Gregory Polanco reported to camp early Monday, Feb. 16.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:46:13 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 3B Pedro Alvarez Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $4.25 million deal.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:34:20 -0800
Major League Baseball announced its Silver Slugger Awards for the National League Wednesday, Nov. 6. The winners were Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter, Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond, Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer and Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:55:29 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates used a go-ahead single by 3B Pedro Alvarez to score a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 6, in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. Pittsburgh holds a 2-1 lead and can advance to the NL Championship Series for the first time since 1992 if it wins on Monday, Oct. 7.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:07:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez hit his 36th home run of the season against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, Sept. 28. The homer also gave him 100 RBIs for the first time in his career.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:46:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez will replace Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) in the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby.
Fantasy Tip: CarGo will use the time off to rest, most likely. Alvarez has had a fine pop season and shouldn't be affected for regular-season play by this development. It's his typical M.O. anyway -- mash now, worry about contact later.