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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-15 6-4 W1
19-22 5-5 W1
19-22 5-5 L1
18-22 5-5 W1
14-28 3-7 W1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 1 7.30 17 8 1.78

Top Jose Alvarado News

  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Ready to go

    Alvarado (neck) will be on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Alvarado has been limited to a single Grapefruit League appearance due to a neck issue. Previous reports indicated the lefty was likely to open the season on the injured list, but he's evidently convinced the Phillies that he's ready to go. The team will use a 10-man bullpen to start the year, so it can avoid using him in the first few games if he still needs time to finish building up.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Making spring debut

    Alvarado (neck) is scheduled to make a relief appearance in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Though Alvarado has been cleared for game action and likely won't require much buildup time as a reliever who typically doesn't work more than one inning, he's not a lock to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster since the neck issue has kept him out for the majority of the spring. As Gelb notes, the Phillies' plans for Alvarado will likely become apparent based on where his next outing comes Tuesday or Wednesday. If Alvarado pitches in one of the team's final two exhibition games, it would likely signal that he's on track for the Opening Day roster, whereas a simulated game Tuesday or Wednesday would hint that the Phillies are planning to stash him on the injured list to begin the season.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Likely needs stay on injured list

    Alvarado (neck) has been playing catch, but the Phillies are skeptical that he'll be able to avoid the injured list to start the season, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Alvarado's neck issue may not be a long-term problem, but the fact that he's still merely playing catch with Opening Day just 10 days away suggests a trip to the injured list is likely. Once healthy, he'll compete with Brad Hand to be the top lefty in the Philadelphia bullpen, a role that could come with at least the occasional save.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Out with neck issue

    Alvarado has not made an appearance this spring due to "a little neck issue," manager Joe Girardi revealed on Saturday.

    Alvarado was shut down from throwing for three days beginning Thursday as he looks to recover from the issue. The reliever hopes to be ready for the start of the season, but may be delayed if the issue lingers.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Steers clear of arbitration

    Alvarado and the Phillies agreed Tuesday to a one-year, $1.9 million contract to avoid arbitration, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Along with first baseman Rhys Hoskins ($7.7 million), Alvarado was one of two of the Phillies' three arbitration-eligible players who finalized a one-year deal with the team prior to Tuesday's filing deadline. The reliever will be back with the Phillies for a second season after turning in a 4.20 ERA and 1.60 WHIP while striking out 68 batters and gathering five saves over 55.2 innings in 2021.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Notches fifth save

    Alvarado gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his fifth save of the season in a 7-4 win over the Nationals. He struck out two.

    Ian Kennedy had the night off after picking up his fifth save as a Phillie on Sunday, so Alvarado got the call to close out this one. The southpaw hasn't been scored upon in six straight appearances dating back to Aug. 3, and his recent stint on the IL due to shoulder inflammation didn't derail his momentum. That being said, his lack of control (career-worst 19.7 percent walk rate on the season) makes him volatile at the best of times.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Returns from IL

    The Phillies reinstated Alvarado (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    Alvarado, who had been on the shelf since Aug. 11 with an inflamed left shoulder, was cleared to rejoin the Phillies after he checked out fine during a one-inning rehab appearance Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Given the brevity of his absence, the 26-year-old should quickly recapture a key late-inning role for Philadelphia.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Starts up rehab assignment

    Alvarado (shoulder) made his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, tossing a no-hit inning while striking out one and walking one.

    Alvarado was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug. 11 with left shoulder inflammation, but he appears to be on the cusp of a return. He may need only one or two more tune-up appearances at Triple-A before rejoining the Philadelphia bullpen.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Throws bullpen Friday

    Alvarado (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday, Daniel Guerrero of reports.

    Alvarado has been dealing with a left shoulder impingement for a week and a half, but he felt good after Friday's bullpen session. The southpaw will throw another bullpen Sunday and will be re-evaluated afterward.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Lands on injured list

    Alvarado was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left shoulder impingement.

    Alvarado hasn't pitched since delivering a scoreless frame Aug. 7, so it appears he's been dealing with the injury for a few days. It's unclear how long the left-hander is expected to be sidelined, but he'll be eligible to return from the injured list Aug. 18.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Locks down fourth save

    Alvarado earned the save against the Nationals on Tuesday after tossing a perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts.

    The left-hander turned in an effective outing, sending Tres Barrera and Riley Adams down on strikes while protecting a one-run lead. The Phillies have had their share of ninth-inning woes this season, and despite Alvarado's sharp performance Tuesday, the recently acquired Ian Kennedy is expected to get the bulk of the save opportunities moving forward. On the year, Alvarado has compiled a 4.58 ERA and 1.70 WHIP with four saves.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Escapes with third save

    Alvarado earned a four-out save Tuesday against the Marlins. He allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one.

    Alvarado came into the eighth inning with two outs and a 4-0 lead and immediately issued a free pass. He then allowed an inherited runner to score on a wild pitch. The ninth inning didn't start off much better for the left-hander, who surrendered a leadoff single to Jesus Aguilar followed by a two-run homer to Adam Duvall before settling down and escaping with the save. Despite recently being named the new closer by manager Joe Girardi, Alvarado has a lot more to prove if he's going to hold onto the role.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Stepping in as Philly's closer

    Manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Alvarado has overtaken Hector Neris as Philadelphia's top option for saves, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Alvarado has two saves this season with his last one coming May 5, but he'll receive an opportunity as the Phillies' closer after Neris was unable to convert three of his past four save chances. Alvarado has also recorded nine holds while posting a 2.70 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 36:23 K:BB across 26.2 innings. The left-hander's 19.7 percent walk rate, which would be a career-worst mark, will be his largest hurdle in his path to securing the closer's gig long term.

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  • Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Nails down second save

    Alvarado earned his second save during Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Brewers, issuing a walk and recording two strikeouts during a scoreless ninth inning.

    Hector Neris tossed 40 pitches the night before, opening the door for Alvarado to get another save chance. He wasn't exactly sharp while throwing only nine of 17 pitches for strikes, but as usual, Alvarado was overpowering when he was around the zone, topping out at 99.8 mph. He sports a 4.00 ERA and 15:6 K:BB through nine innings, racking up two wins and two holds through 11 appearances in addition to his saves.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Age: 27
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L