Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Scott Boras stood on the crushed brick track behind home plate at PNC Park prior to Tuesday's game and marveled at the view. A former minor league teammate of Pirates first base coach Nick Leyva, the super agent said he would love to play at the Pirates' home — if he were still playing. The..." April 22
Pedro Alvarez has missed the last few games with discomfort in his right elbow caused by a mild hyperextension on a swing a few days ago.
alvarez will be paid $5.75M in '15, pirates had argued for $5.25M
Heard that Pedro Alvarez is going to his arbitration hearing tomorrow. #pirates
Hurdle on Alvarez at 1B everyday/vs. LHP: "We're going to find out. It's going to be Pedro's job to keep."
Hardball Talk "Pittsburgh designated for assignment this season’s starting first baseman, Ike Davis, and general manager Neal Huntington told Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that the Pirates “have essentially committed” to Pedro Alvarez as their new first baseman. Alvarez was previously the Pirates’..." November 21
Announcement on Alvarez is merely a diagnosis: stress reaction in the 4th metatarsal in his left foot.Typical recovery time is 4-6 weeks
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It will not be long before Pedro Alvarez gets his first taste of game action at first base, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday. “He's working his backside off to find a level of comfort and say, ‘OK. I'm ready to go over there in a major league game,' ” Hurdle said. “I think we're real..." August 12
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates snapped a nine-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium that dated back to Sept. 16, 2011, on Thursday night, to open their west coast swing with a bang. Gerrit Cole gave the club a big start in a return to his native California. Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin powered home runs off..." May 30
#Pirates and Pedro Alvarez avoid arbitration. He gets $4.25M in 2014.
MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07
CBSSports.com "The countdown now is reduced to eight. Eight more victories and you can call the Pirates something you haven't been able to since 1992. Adorable. Winners. A couple of more Pedro Alvarez swings ought to move that needle. “Obviously it's always a work in progress” Pittsburgh's slugging..." August 22
Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez withdraws from #HRDerby due to sprained finger, replaced by Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jeff Locke has flirted with trouble all season long. He teased again Wednesday night, teetering on the edge of disaster while the game remained tight. But as he has done all season, Locke made most of those jams disappear to lead the Pirates to a 6-5 victory against the Phillies at PNC Park and..." July 04
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Having apparently had his fill of the Pirates' offensive issues of late, Pedro Alvarez grabbed the reins Thursday. Alvarez drove in all the Pirates' runs in their 5-3 win against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, sending the Pirates to the west coast after splitting the four-game..." June 20
#Pirates scratch Pedro Alvarez (wisdom teeth) and put Brandon Inge at 3B tonite
#pirates Alvarez had two wisdom teeth extracted today, which is why he's not in lineup
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates manager Clint Hurdle used 134 different lineups last season, which meant anyone could wind up almost anywhere in the batting order on a given day. Pedro Alvarez most often hit sixth (82 games), although he was also slotted as low as seventh (14 games) and as high as second (one game)...." March 20