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Melvin on R.J. Alvarez: ‘Stuff Comes As Advertised’

R.J. Alvarez has had a clean spring. “Stuff comes as advertised,” said manager Bob Melvin of the right-hander who the Oakland Athletics added in an offseason swap with the San Diego Padres. The 23-year-old, who pitched in Double-A in 2014, has made a good first impression with his new employer during the Cactus League campaign. Alvarez has thrown six innings across six outings...
Via BaySportsNet
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesse Hahn, RJ Alvarez go to A’s in Derek Norris trade

The Oakland A’s are clearly in rebuilding mode, but at least Billy Beane is getting some really nice players in return for his trades. The A’s on Thursday agreed to trade catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres for pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. The Padres are also receiving Seth Streich. Norris was...Read More
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Wil Myers in 3-team trade

            The San Diego Padres have acquired Will Myers in a three-team trade, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Trade: WSH gets Joe Ross PTNL (Turner): SD gets Myers, Castillo, Hanigan & Gerardo Reyes; TB gets Butch, Smith, Ott, Bauers, Rivera,Souza — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 17, 2014 Three way deal has been...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-30-14

There were strong pitching performances throughout the farm tonight, but none were stronger than the no-hitter tossed by the Missions trio of James Needy, Frank Garces, and R.J. Alvarez.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Trea Turner Pitching Prospect of the Day: James Needy   El Paso Chihuahuas 8, Las Vegas 51s 5 Jace Peterson – SS: 2-4, BB, K, Run scored Tyler Greene – 3B: 1...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Lindsey, RJ Alvarez, Jose Rondon to Padres in trade – stats and profiles

The Los Angeles Angels continued their bullpen makeover by acquiring All-Star closer Huston Street from the San Diego Padres on Friday as part of a 6-player trade. According to reports, the Angels are getting Street and minor league pitcher Trevor Gott in exchange for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and a fourth […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Scouting Director Joins Podcast: Talks Prospects & Amateur Draft

Angels fans, you do not want to miss the latest episode of our podcast. Ric Wilson, the Angels scouting director joined us and talked about the current crop of prospects and the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft on June 5th. Oh and he also gave us some good news on top relief prospect, R.J. Alvarez. So without supplying too much detail, click on the player below and stream...
Via Angelswin
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Updates: Mike Trout, Ian Stewart, Dane De La Rosa, R.J. Alvarez

The Los Angeles Angels enter play on May 22 in second place in the A.L. West at 26-20, four games behind the Oakland Athletics. They currently have six players on their 40-man roster on the disabled list along with a few minor ailments to some others. Here are the latest updates of four Angels via Alden Gonzalez of Trout#491054649 / gettyimages.comSuperstar center...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Minor League Update: Three-Headed Monster

Henceforth, when I refer to the three-headed monster, it shall be known as Mike Morin, R.J. Alvarez and Cam Bedrosian.  Just when you think you have a favorite, the other two do something to absolutely amaze you.  When those three fully arrive with the Angels, I believe we’ll be witnessing the best Angel bullpen in a decade.  Just take a look. Mike Morin – Low-90’s fastball...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MWAH 2014 Angels Prospects Countdown #5: R.J. Alvarez

As the unofficial closer of the future for the Angels, R.J. Alvarez slips into our top five as the highest ranked reliever in the Angel organization. R.J. Alvarez Position: RHP    Highest Level: Advanced-A Bats: R    Throws: R    Height: 6'1"    Weight: 180 Age: 22    Born: 6/8/1991 2013 Rank: #8 2013 Season Stats Advanced-A: 48.2 IP, 4-2, 4 SV, 2.96 ERA...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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