Alvarez was traded to Philadelphia for Juan Nicasio on Wednesday,

Alvarez was a top-20 prospect in the St. Louis system and has received his first taste of Double-A action this season. During 54 games with Springfield, the infielder slashed .247/.321/.382 with four home runs, 26 RBI and eight stolen bases. Moving forward, the 22-year-old should be able to compete at the Triple-A level with Lehigh Valley next season.

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