Alvarez will be in the starting lineup Friday for the first time this season, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

Seth Smith usually starts against opposing right-handers, but he is just 2-for-11 against Yankees starter Luis Severino, so with Severino on the mound Friday, Mark Trubmo will start in right field, and Alvarez will get a chance to knock one out as the designated hitter.

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