Alvarez is out of the lineup Thursday, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports. He'll predictably sit against lefty CC Sabathia, although he is the Orioles' only healthy bench bat Thursday, so he'll likely get a pinch-hit opportunity if one arises. Alvarez has hit eight homers in just 24 games since the start of June, making him a useful option in deeper formats despite the irregular playing time.
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and solo homer in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Rays. His 433-foot solo shot in the third opened the scoring for the Orioles, and his run-scoring two-bagger in the fifth plated J.J. Hardy to close Baltimore's deficit to 3-2 at the time. The 29-year-old is swinging a hot bat in July, having sandwiched multi-hit efforts around the All-Star break and slashing .500/.875/1.375 over his first 16 at-bats of July with three doubles, Friday's homer and two RBI.
Alvarez was reinstated from the bereavement list Thursday. Alvarez has been out since Monday following a death in his family. The 29-year-old should be back in the lineup for the Orioles game against the Angels on Friday.
Alvarez (personal) will be activated from the bereavement list Friday, MASN Sports reports. The move was confirmed after the Orioles optioned Dariel Alvarez following Thursday's game. Alvarez has been out since Monday. The Orioles get a break Thursday following a west coast swing, so Alvarez will get one more day off. He figures to enter the lineup right away Friday against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker.
Alvarez was placed on the bereavement list prior to Monday's matchup against the Dodgers. Alvarez will be away from the team for a few days in order to attend to a family matter back in the Dominican Republic. While Alvarez is away, manager Buck Showalter will need to find another DH option against right-handed pitchers. One likely scenario would be Matt Wieters serving as the DH, while the recently reinstated Caleb Joseph takes reps at catcher.