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.
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.
Alvarez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right ankle sprain Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez rolled his ankle Tuesday, but manager Gabe Kapler said that the left-hander's injury is believed to be minor, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports. LaMonte Wade (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Alvarez allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and struck out one in one inning during Sunday's 11-1 loss to San Diego.
San Francisco was already far behind by the time Alvarez entered the game. He didn't help their chances of a comeback much with a sloppy eighth inning. Alvarez's first run allowed came on his own throwing error. He also gave up a two-run triple to Trent Grisham and an RBI single to Eric Hosmer. Alvarez has a 4.35 ERA, 1.94 WHIP and 11:9 K:BB across 10.1 innings. With so many baserunners allowed, the southpaw is unlikely to see many high-leverage assignments.
Alvarez (1-1) walked and struck out a batter but did not allow a hit during a scoreless seventh inning to record his first win of the year Tuesday against the Phillies.
Alvarez needed 21 pitches to get through his one frame, but he was rewarded with the win when the Giants took the lead in the following inning. The 32-year-old southpaw now owns a 3.38 ERA, 7:5 K:BB and two holds across 5.1 innings.
Alvarez pitched a perfect sixth inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Alvarez relieved starter Alex Wood to begin the sixth inning. The 31-year-old Alvarez threw 11 of his 17 pitches for strikes to complete a clean inning. He has a 4.15 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and six strikeouts over 4.1 innings this season. The southpaw is likely to continue in a low-leverage role for the foreseeable future.
Alvarez allowed two hits and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Rockies.
Alvarez got into some trouble during the seventh inning, but Tyler Rogers relieved him and avoided the danger. The 31-year-old Alvarez has given up an unearned run, two hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 1.2 innings. He's expected to work more often in the middle innings this season, though the southpaw had 16 holds in 67 outings during the 2019 season when he pitched for the Phillies.
Alvarez (0-1) allowed an unearned run on three walks in the 10th inning to take the loss versus the Mariners on Thursday.
Alvarez was brought on to start the 10th but he lacked control and walked three straight batters to lose the game. The 31-year-old southpaw is a versatile option in the Giants' bullpen, but it's more likely he logs middle-relief assignments, as he's only recorded three saves in his career. Last year with the Phillies, he had a 1.42 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and one hold across 6.1 innings.
Alvarez signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Alvarez spent the past two seasons with the Phillies but missed the second half of the 2020 campaign due to a testicular contusion. The southpaw was fairly reliable with the Phillies, converting on one of his three save chances while posting a 3.17 ERA and 57:21 K:BB over 65.1 innings across 65 appearances (one start). Alvarez should serve mainly as a middle reliever with his new club. His deal with the Giants includes a $1.5 million club option for 2022.
The Phillies transferred Alvarez (groin) from the 10-day injured list to the 45-day IL on Sunday.
The transaction officially spells an end to Alvarez's season. The lefty reliever hadn't pitched for the Phillies since Aug. 20 due to the testicular contusion, and he'll wrap up his 2020 campaign with a 1.42 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 6.1 innings in his eight appearances. The Phillies selected catcher Rafael Marchan from their alternate training site to replace Alvarez on the 40-man roster.
Alvarez (testicular contusion) could be done for the season, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
He will not be able to throw for two weeks and will then need an additional two weeks to build back up before returning, so he will be up against it with just over four weeks remaining in the regular season.
Alvarez was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a testicular contusion, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The 31-year-old was hit square in the groin by a 105-mph comebacker during Thursday's game against the Blue Jay, and he'll need at least 10 days on the shelf to recover. JoJo Romero was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that he thinks Alvarez (groin) will travel with the team to Atlanta, but will likely be unavailable for the next couple of games, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Alvarez exited Thursday's contest against Toronto after being hit on the groin by a 105-mph comebacker. Girardi noted that tests on the southpaw came back fine, although it sounds like he will be unavailable for at least Friday's series opener against the Braves.
Alvarez was carted off the field Thursday after getting hit by a line drive in the groin, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Alvarez recorded the out at first base before being helped off the field. Specifics regarding the injury should emerge once he's further evaluated in the coming days.
Alvarez didn't allow an earned run in four Grapefruit League innings before play was paused.
The Phillies demoted fellow lefties Cole Irvin and Austin Davis on Thursday, though Alvarez's bullpen role never appeared to be at risk. The 30-year-old, who owns a solid 3.63 career ERA, should be the top southpaw in a bullpen which may also include Adam Morgan and Francisco Liriano, though he's unlikely to be a candidate for saves.
Alvarez signed a one-year, $2.95 million contract with Philadelphia on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Alvarez posted a 3.36 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 51 punchouts and 16 holds across 59 relief innings during the 2019 campaign. He'll be in line for a set-up role once again in 2020.
Alvarez (3-2) earned the win Friday against the Giants after allowing two hits and recording the final out of the sixth inning.
Alvarez came into the sixth inning to replace starter Drew Smyly with one on and two outs. He gave up a single to Scooter Gennett, then an RBI single to Donovan Solano, allowing Smyly's runner to score. Alvarez got Austin Slater to line out to end the inning, and Bryce Harper followed up with a three-run homer in the seventh to hand Alvarez and the Phillies the win. The 30-year-old owns a 2.93 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 46 games this season.
Alvarez pitched two innings, allowing one hit and two walks as the opener in Saturday's game versus the Dodgers.
The spotless performance gives Alvarez a 3.57 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through 23 appearances spanning 22.2 innings this season. The reliever has also snagged a save and four holds while striking out 15 batters.
Alvarez will be used as an opener Saturday against the Dodgers, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
In many ways, it's surprising that a forward-thinking manager such as Gabe Kapler took until now to embrace the opener trend. The platoon-heavy Dodgers make for an ideal candidate to test the system against, with both righty Vince Velasquez and lefty Cole Irvin available in long relief. The move guarantees that Alvarez will pitch, but it also means he'll face the toughest part of the Dodgers' order and will not get the chance for a win.
Alvarez threw two scoreless innings in Monday's loss to the Cardinals, walking one, striking out one and allowing one hit.
Alvarez struggled early on in his time with the Phillies, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in 7.2 innings of work over his first eight outings. He's now on a streak of five straight scoreless appearances, bringing his season ERA down to a still-high 5.84. He's still not striking out nearly enough batters, as his strikeout rate sits at 12.5 percent after coming in above 22 percent in each of the last two seasons.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/13||@ WAS||L 0-5||0.2||0||0||0||0|
|06/12||@ WAS||L 0-2||2.0||1||0||0||0|
|06/08||@ TEX||W 9-4||1||0.2||0||0||0||0|
|06/01||vs LAA||L 1-8||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/29||@ LAD||W 11-6||1.1||4||2||0||0|
|05/25||@ ARI||W 8-0||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/23||vs LAD||L 5-11||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||128.2||21||20||1||8||6||1||115||25||114||2.81||1.084|
|2014||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||30.2||6||6||0||0||2||0||17||15||35||6.85||1.656|
|2016||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||7.1||5||0||0||1||0||0||7||5||5||2.54||1.409|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||11.2||9||0||0||0||0||0||10||2||10||2.41||1.071|