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Kim and Alvarez take hot bats back to bench - School of Roch

A light rain continues to fall at Camden Yards, but the tarp is rolled up and fingers are crossed. The grounds crew covered the mound and home plate area during introductions while starters Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Sale warmed in the bullpen. Hyun Soo Kim and Pedro Alvarez will stay ... Read More
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez living up to BP billing, Gausman goes five innings (updated) - School of Roch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter sat in the dugout during batting practice today and interrupted his own thought to marvel at a ball launched by slumping slugger Pedro Alvarez. He was scrambling for the right words, as if it were one of those "you had to be ... Read More
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez trying to join the hit party in Baltimore - School of Roch

Before the clubhouse opened to the media today and before the Orioles took batting practice, Pedro Alvarez performed drills at first base to sharpen his footwork and skills at digging throws out of the dirt. The Orioles set up a JUGS machine at the shortstop position and launched the ball ... Read More
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez drives in 5 as Orioles and Cuba-bound Rays tie at 8

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez drove in five runs with a grand slam and double, Mark Trumbo hit a two-run shot and the Baltimore Orioles and Cuba-bound Tampa Bay Rays played to an 8-8 tie on Sunday. The Rays were scheduled to leave from Tampa for Havana to play the Cuban national team on Tuesday in the first game by an American team there since the Orioles visited in 1999....
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Alvarez makes Orioles debut in loss to Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez made his spring debut with Baltimore on Sunday and hit an RBI double in the first inning of the Orioles' 14-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Alvarez went 1 for 3 in his first game since he finalized a $5.75 million, one-year contract with Baltimore last week. He drove in Ryan Flaherty in the first and eventually came around to score on a sacrifice...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pedro Alvarez takes his first batting practice as an Oriole

New Oriole Pedro Alvarez takes batting practice for the first time at Ed Smith Stadium.
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Are The Orioles Going to Strike Out Too Much?

Yesterday, the Orioles agreed to terms with Pedro Alvarez, potentially bringing him in — though we’ve learned to not count our chickens with Baltimore signings — to add some additional left-handed power to their line-up. As August noted this morning, Alvarez is a weird fit for the Orioles, because the Orioles needed an outfielder, and Alvarez is a DH. Signing Alvarez forces...
Via Fangraphs
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Alvarez, Orioles agree to $5.75M, 1-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says infielder Pedro Alvarez and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $5.75 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Tuesday because the deal had not yet been completed by the Orioles. Baltimore likely will give Alvarez the bulk of his playing time at designated hitter. His arrival...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez’s Mammoth Home Run Lands In Boat On Allegheny River (Video)

Pedro Alvarez did a little boating Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates slugger has proved in recent years that when he gets a hold of one, he’ll send it a very long way. Well, he got a hold of one Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, and the end result was a water landing of sorts. Alvarez ripped a 471-foot solo home run in the fourth inning that, off the bat, looked like it...
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Move to First Base Almost Done for Alvarez, Pirates

Through his struggles on defense and league lead in errors, Pedro Alvarez continues to battle something that has haunted him all season long for the Pittsburgh Pirates. No one knows exactly what is wrong with Alvarez, but everyone still holds their breath when he fields a groundball at third base, hoping that the 2013 NL […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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