Jose Alvarez

#48 RP / L.A. Angels Angels / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 180 lb Age: 26 College: No College Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by R.J. White |

      Angels lefties Cesar Ramos, Jose Alvarez excelling early

      Angels manager Mike Scioscia has enjoyed strong performances from left-handed relievers Cesar Ramos and Jose Alvarez early in the season, with the pair combining to limit lefties to one hit in seven at-bats while striking out four, reports. "If you have versatility and you have balance, it does create depth," Scioscia said Monday. "We can use guys in different situations, different roles, and hopefully keep them fresh and get the results we need." Scioscia brought Ramos into a two-run game win one out and one on in the seventh inning Monday, as three left-handed hitters were due to bat. Ramos retired the first two men he faced to turn the game over to setup man Joe Smith in the team's eventual 6-3 win.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Angels pitcher Jose Alvarez carving out niche as lefty specialist

      Angels pitcher Jose Alvarez is becoming a go-to option out of the bullpen against lefties early in the season, according to the Orange County Register. Alvarez, who just pitched one perfect inning so far in 2015, is getting high praise from pitching coach Mike Butcher. "He pitched great in spring," Butcher said. "He's got some natural deception from the left side. I think his command is better. We see him as a guy who can help us out in the bullpen." Butcher wants to continue to see Alvarez against left-handed hitters. "Right now the fit for us is coming out of the bullpen and getting a lefty out," Butcher said. "He's a multi-inning guy as well. I'm not going to say he's just going to be a left-on-left guy or a bullpen guy the rest of his career, but he fits really well in our bullpen now."

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Jose Alvarez ready to be Angels' long reliever

      Angels pitcher Jose Alvarez transitioned from starting to the bullpen, this spring, and it looks like he's landed a job as the team's long man out of the bullpen. "It's a little different, but have to do it," Alvarez said per "We're looking for a spot no matter what position, starter or reliever." Alvarez has a 2.16 ERA this spring. "We're definitely impressed with his stuff," manager Mike Scioscia said. "His velocity is better, his slider is tighter. He looks much better than he did last year. ... He has enough stuff to start. But his stuff definitely plays in a bullpen, both as a lefty specialist, but also a guy who can give you some length because he has really good stuff against right-handers also."

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Angels promote one pitcher, demote another

      The Angels have recalled right-hander Josh Wall and sent lefty Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Wall pitched briefly for Anaheim last season and compiled an 18.00 ERA while giving up 17 hits in just seven innings.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Angels make a few roster moves Sunday

      The Angels optioned pitchers Dane De La Rosa and pitcher Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A Salt Lake Sunday. They also recalled pitcher Jose Alvarez and selected the contract of pitcher Yoslan Herrera. To make room on the 40-man roster for Herrera, the Angels moved pitcher Brian Moran (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Angels swap Andrew Romine to Tigers for southpaw

      The Angels have acquired 24-year-old left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers for infielder Andrew Romine. The latter had no minor league options remaining. Alvarez is expected to challenge for a bullpen spot. Romine could serve as a platoon shortstop in the abence of the injured Jose Iglesias in Detroit.

    • by R.J. White |

      Jose Alvarez allows one run in split-squad start

      Making a split-squad start for the Tigers Friday, pitcher Jose Alvarez allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out two in two innings as the Tigers fell to the Phillies, 10-6. Alvarez isn't expected to open the season in the rotation but could be called upon early if the team needs a spot start. He went 1-5 with a 5.82 ERA and 31:16 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings over 14 appearances (six starts) last season.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Jose Alvarez takes the loss in spot start

      Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez was not at his best in a spot start against the Marlins Friday night. He was pulled before the end of the third inning and allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three over 2 2/3 innings pitched. He took the loss. Alvarez owns a 5.82 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 38 2/3 innings pitched this season.

    • by Jack Moore |

      Jose Alvarez to start Friday

      Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez will get the start Friday against Miami as the club prepares Rick Porcello for a bullpen role in the playoffs, the Detroit Free Press reports. Alvarez owns a 5.50 ERA in 36 innings for Detroit.

    • by Jeff Lippman |

      Tigers add three more players

      The Tigers finished the September callups they were going to make on Tuesday as they added some more names to the roster, reports. Detroit recalled relievers Jeremy Bonderman and Jose Alvarez and backstop Bryan Holaday .

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