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2022 Pitching

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 1 5.28 15 9 1.70

Top Jose Alvarez News

  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Begins rehab assignment

    Alvarez (back) struck out one over a scoreless inning in his rehab appearance Tuesday for Triple-A Sacramento.

    Alvarez was placed on the 10-day injured list June 21 with lower-back tightness, but he should be ready to rejoin the Giants' active roster in close to the minimum amount of time. Prior to being shut down with the injury, Alvarez produced a 5.28 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 15.1 innings out of the bullpen.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Shut down with back tightness

    The Giants placed Alvarez on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with back tightness, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Alvarez hadn't made any appearances since notching his first save of the season June 11, and the back injury likely explains why. His placement on the IL is retroactive to June 18, so Alvarez could be activated as soon as July 3 if he's fully moved past the back issue by then. Alvarez's move to the IL created an opening on the 26-man active roster for Anthony DeSclafani (ankle), who was reinstated from the 60-day IL in advance of his scheduled start Tuesday in Atlanta.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Secures save Saturday

    Alvarez earned a save against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one over one inning.

    Camilo Doval has been working as the Giants' primary closer much of the season, but he was used in a tight spot in the eighth inning Saturday. That allowed Alvarez to get the ninth-inning opportunity, and he began the frame by serving up a homer to Freddie Freeman. The Dodgers managed two additional hits in the inning, but Alvarez was able to emerge with his first save since 2019 and just his fourth overall across his 10-year career in the majors.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Secures second win

    Alvarez (2-1) walked two batters and struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win in extra innings versus the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Alvarez had given up runs in each of his last two outings before Tuesday. He got the last out of the 10th inning after Camilo Doval blew a save, then stayed in the game to pitch the 11th and earn the win. Alvarez has a 4.61 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 13:9 K:BB across 13.2 innings in 19 appearances this season. He's added a blown save and a hold, though his unusually shaky command has made the southpaw less effective than he has been in recent years.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Charged with first loss

    Alvarez (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits in one-third of an inning, taking the loss and a blown save Wednesday versus the Rockies.

    Alvarez allowed an inherited runner from starter Logan Webb to score before surrendering a two-run home run to C.J. Cron. This was the second time in his last four outings Alvarez has allowed multiple runs. He's now at a 5.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8:3 K:BB and one hold through nine innings across 13 appearances. The southpaw's limited usage and lack of save opportunities makes him a non-factor in most fantasy formats.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Logs first hold

    Alvarez retired the only batter he faced to earn a hold in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Nationals.

    Alvarez finished the seventh inning after Logan Webb gave up a double to Cesar Hernandez. Through five appearances, Alvarez has covered 3.2 innings, allowing one run on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts. The lefty reliever was effective in a versatile role last season, though he's unlikely to see many save chances as the Giants already have a crowded closer committee.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Earns win Friday

    Alvarez (1-0) struck out the only batter he faced to earn the win Friday versus the Marlins.

    With all three of Tyler Rogers, Jake McGee and Camilo Doval used prior to the 10th inning, Alvarez was called on to get an out with two runners on. He did the job, striking out Brian Anderson on three pitches. Alvarez then became the pitcher of record when Austin Slater hit a walkoff double in the bottom of the 10th. In 67 appearances last season, Alvarez impressed with a 5-2 record, eight holds, a 2.37 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and a 42:19 K:BB. He's not part of the Giants' expected closer committee, but he should continue to see work in tight games if he can carry over his success at limiting offense -- particularly home runs -- from last season.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Hit hard Friday

    Alvarez allowed four runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning in Friday's 7-7 tie with the Rangers.

    A key part of Alvarez's success in his first year with the Giants was his ability to limit home runs -- he allowed two in 64.2 innings. The southpaw pitched to a 5-2 record, 2.37 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 42:19 K:BB and eight holds in his 67 outings last season. Alvarez figures to serve mainly as a middle reliever or opener again in 2022, so he'll likely have limited fantasy appeal outside of formats that count holds given his lack of strikeouts.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Club option picked up

    Alvarez's $1.5 million club option for 2022 was picked up by the Giants on Sunday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Alvarez joined the Giants on a one-year pact in March and will receive a slight pay raise after his club option was picked up. The lefty made 67 appearances (one start) in 2021 and posted a 2.37 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 64.2 innings.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Picks up win over Arizona

    Alvarez (5-2) earned the win Tuesday versus Arizona. He pitched a perfect sixth inning.

    The southpaw did his part to keep the game tied at 1-1 before San Francisco's four-run rally for the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Alvarez has been solid in September, allowing four runs (three earned) in 10.1 innings across 13 games. He sports a 2.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 41:19 K:BB and seven holds through 63 innings overall.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Records scoreless inning

    Alvarez allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning during Monday's 9-1 win over San Diego.

    The southpaw has allowed one run in four innings since a disastrous start to an Aug. 30 bullpen game. Alvarez has emerged as a reliable middle-innings option for manager Gabe Kapler. Through 56.2 innings, Alvarez has a 2.38 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB while adding five holds and a 4-2 record.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Takes loss against Brewers

    Alvarez (4-2) allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks across 1.2 innings, taking the loss to the Brewers on Monday.

    Alvarez made the start Monday in place of scheduled starter Johnny Cueto (illness). He surrendered six baserunners that accounted for a pair of runs in his short outing. It was the first two runs he has allowed since July 9, a stretch where he fired 20.2 scoreless innings in 20 appearances. The 32-year-old has a 2.39 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 52.2 innings this season.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Still strong in relief

    Alvarez hasn't allowed a run since July 9.

    The left-hander has made 17 consecutive scoreless appearances, yielding just six hits and two walks while striking out 11 in his last 19 innings. Alvarez has added two wins and two holds in that stretch, which is one of the best in his career. For the season, he's logged a 2.19 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 32:12 K:BB while adding a 4-1 record and four holds. His FIP is at 3.13 with a BABIP of .215, which indicates he's still enjoyed some luck despite overall positive results this year.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Riding scoreless streak

    Alvarez has not allowed a run in his last 10 appearances.

    The 32-year-old has covered 11 innings in that span, yielding just three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Alvarez continues to fill a fairly versatile relief role, but he's picked up only two holds with a 4-1 record in 40.1 innings this season. His ratios are solid at a 2.61 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 28:10 K:BB.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Earns win in relief

    Alvarez (4-1) earned the win in relief Thursday against the Dodgers after hurling 1.1 perfect innings without recording a walk or strikeout.

    Alvarez recorded the final out of the seventh inning and pitched a scoreless eighth, and that was enough to earn the win after San Francisco scored four runs in the top of the ninth. The southpaw has tossed four straight scoreless outings and has improved his ERA to 3.12 as a result.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Notches third win

    Alvarez (3-1) won Wednesday 4-2 victory against the Dodgers, pitching a 1-2-3 eighth.

    Alvarez pitched the eighth inning of a one-run game, retired all three batters he faced, and became the winner after San Francisco rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth. He's pitched well this year to the tune of a 3.24 ERA, though Alvarez hasn't been utilized in high-leverage situations, evidenced by San Francisco losing in 19 of his 33 appearances.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Pitches scoreless inning

    Alvarez allowed a hit in a scoreless inning during Saturday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis.

    Outside of a three-run mishap versus Washington on July 9, Alvarez has been a steady option in San Francisco's bullpen. He owns a 3.34 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB across 32.1 innings this season, though he's logged only two holds and compiled a 2-1 record in 32 appearances. While he averages only 91 mph on his fastball, the southpaw's 3.60 FIP indicates he's producing sustainable surface stats.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Extends scoreless streak

    Alvarez has not allowed a run in his last 9.1 innings.

    Alvarez logged a perfect inning in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Oakland. The southpaw has given up just three hits, but he's only struck out two batters during his scoreless streak, which has spanned eight appearances. For the year, Alvarez has a 3.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 17:9 K:BB, two holds and a 2-1 record across 26 innings in a low-leverage role.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Throws two scoreless innings

    Alvarez allowed one hit in two scoreless innings in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader versus Washington.

    Alvarez kept it close enough for San Francisco to attempt a comeback, but the offense didn't have a rally in them. The southpaw has a 3.98 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 15:9 K:BB across 20.1 innings this season. He's posted a 2-1 record and two holds, but the 32-year-old is unlikely to see many high-leverage opportunities.

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  • Giants' Jose Alvarez: Returns from injured list

    Alvarez (ankle) was activated off the 10-day injured list Thursday.

    Alvarez's absence due to a right ankle sprain wound up being a relatively brief one. He'll return to his bullpen role, where he owns a decent 4.35 ERA but a poor 1.94 WHIP through 12 appearances. Logan Webb (shoulder) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Barcelona, Venezuela
Age: 33
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: L, L