Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.
Alvarez opened the game's scoring with his fourth-inning blast off Michael Wacha. He later doubled and scored to allow the Astros to retake the lead in the sixth. The 6-foot-5 slugger is slashing .313/.360/.550 with 12 extra-base knocks in 89 plate appearances.
Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 9-2 win over the Rays.
Alvarez was back in the lineup after missing two games while on the COVID-19 injured list. He's hit safely in three straight games and six of the last seven.
Alvarez (undisclosed) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list and will start Friday at Tampa Bay, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old missed the past two games while on the COVID-19 IL, but he'll return to the lineup for Friday's contest. Alvarez has a .309/.355/.529 slash line with two home runs, seven doubles, 14 RBI and 10 runs through 18 games this season, and he'll attempt to pick up where he left off following the brief absence.
Alvarez (undisclosed) is undergoing tests Thursday and could return to the team for Friday's game against the Rays, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez was placed on the injured list Wednesday after being held out of the lineup due to health and safety protocols. The fact that the Astros remain hopeful that he'll return Friday seemingly indicates that he hasn't tested positive for COVID-19 himself but was merely exposed to someone else who did.
Alvarez was placed on the injured list Wednesday with no injury designation, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
He was held out of Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners for what manager Dusty Baker called "health and safety" reasons, so Alvarez presumably was either exposed to someone with COVID-19 or is showing symptoms, although we can't be sure at this juncture. Taylor Jones was recalled in a corresponding move.
Astros manager Dusty Baker said that Alvarez would be held out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners due to health and safety protocols, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Houston hasn't formally placed Alvarez on the COVID-19 injured list, so the 23-year-old may just be absent from the lineup as a precaution rather than as the result of a positive COVID-19 test or due to close contact with an infected person. Alvarez previously spent a week on the COVID-19 IL earlier this month, missing five games as a result. Baker said that Michael Brantley would handle designated-hitter duties Wednesday with Alvarez out.
Alvarez went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's 5-2 win over Seattle.
Alvarez delivered Jose Altuve with a first-inning double and came around to score from second base on a Yuli Gurriel single. As he chugged around third, Alvarez showed no hint of the knee soreness that plagued him last season, and he looked natural sliding into home. He hasn't missed a beat after sitting out for a stretch due to the league's health and safety protocols. Alvarez has gone 7-for-19 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI in six games since his return.
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple and four RBI in Saturday's 16-2 rout of the Angels.
The three-bagger was the first of Alvarez's career, and it cleared the bases in the fifth inning for three of his four RBI on the day. The 23-year-old has four hits in three starts since returning to the lineup, pushing his slash line on the season to .293/.344/.517 through 15 games with two homers and 12 RBI.
Alvarez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Though he was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Alvarez will remain on the bench for a second straight day since the Astros don't have the designated hitter available in a National League park. Alvarez should serve as the Astros' top option off the bench for pinch-hitting duties Wednesday before re-entering the starting nine in Thursday's series opener against the Angels.
Alvarez entered Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter and grounded out to end Houston's 6-2 loss to Colorado.
Alvarez returned to action after missing the last four games while on the COVID-19 protocols list. Since the Astros are playing in a National League city, the DH is not in effect, and he came off the bench. Presumably, he will not start Wednesday's game and resume designated hitter duties when Houston returns home for Thursday's game against the Angels.
Alvarez (COVID-19 injured list) was activated but is not starting Tuesday in Coors Field, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
With the Astros playing in a National League park, Alvarez will only serve as a pinch hitter in his return from the IL. He should resume his designated hitter duties Thursday at home against the Angels.
Alvarez (undisclosed) traveled with his teammates to Denver on Monday and is expected to be reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Mark Berman of KRIV Fox 26 reports.
The Astros had a handful of players sidelined due to health and safety protocols last week. Several of them look set to return Tuesday, indicating that they never actually came down with the virus themselves. Alvarez's big bat would be quite fun to watch at Coors Field, but it's unclear whether or not the Astros will let him play the field, something he's yet to do this season. With no designated hitter under National League rules, he may not return to the lineup until the Astros play the Angels on Thursday.
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Alvarez (COVID-19 injured list) has been cleared to resume individual workouts, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez and the other four Astros placed on the COVID-19 IL on Wednesday all appear to have finished their respective quarantine periods, but Baker didn't specify when any of the players might be ready to rejoin the team. Since Baker previously mentioned that the five players in question are unlikely to be available for the team's ongoing road trip, Alvarez's earliest possible return date would most likely be Thursday, when the Astros host the Angels.
Alvarez (COVID-19 protocols) is unlikely to return during the Astros' current five-game road trip, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Alvarez and four of his teammates were placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday. It's not clear whether Alvarez has tested positive for the virus, but manager Dusty Baker said Friday that all five of the players on the COVID-19 IL will likely be sidelined for at least the next five games. Aledmys Diaz and Ronnie Dawson should continue to fill in at designated hitter while Alvarez is sidelined.
Alvarez was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Alvarez was one of five Astros who were placed on the injured list Wednesday. While the team hasn't specifically stated that the players have been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, it appears as though the players are currently in MLB's health and safety protocols. It's not yet clear whether Alvarez has tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll be able to return as soon as he's clears the protocols that pertain to his specific situation. Aledmys Diaz could serve as the team's primary designated hitter in Alvarez's absence.
Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in Thursday's victory over the Athletics.
Alvarez cracked his second homer of the season in the sixth inning against Cole Irvin. The 23-year-old is slashing .333/.364/.667 in the heart of a dynamic Astros lineup, and if he can stay healthy, he should be in line for a huge campaign.
Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 9-1 win over the A's.
With the Astros up 2-1 in the fifth inning, Alvarez smashed a Lou Trivino offering over the wall in left-center field to provide some insurance. Alvarez is quickly making up for lost time after an injury-plagued 2020 and already has one homer and six RBI through two games to begin the season.
Alvarez went 1-for-3 with three RBI in Thursday's victory over the Athletics.
Alvarez's return was much anticipated, given that the 2019 Rookie of the Year only recorded eight at-bats in 2020 while dealing with injuries. Alvarez picked up where he left off his first campaign with a huge double that was just shy of clearing the fence in the sixth inning to knock in two. He later recorded a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. The Astros are certainly happy to have the 23-year-old's potential pop return to an already explosive lineup.
Alvarez did not appear in Monday's spring game against the Marlins because manager Dusty Baker wanted to avoid using him in back-to-back games, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Alvarez, who made his spring debut Sunday, has been dealing with sore knees, so the manager didn't want to expose him to back-to-back contests this early. It's unclear how long Alvarez will be under such restrictions or whether this was simply Baker exercising an overabundance of caution.
Alvarez made his Grapefruit League debut Sunday and went 0-for-3 in a game against Washington.
As expected, Alvarez slotted in at designated hitter while batting fifth in the order. Issues with both knees slowed Alvarez's introduction to game action and will likely limit him to DH-only duties in 2021. He missed all but two games in 2020, but Alvarez was productive in a mostly-DH role in 2019, when he won Rookie of the Year honors after posting a 1.067 OPS with 27 home runs over 369 plate appearances.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/06||@ NYY||W 7-4||4||2||3||2||2||0||0|
|05/05||@ NYY||L 3-6||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||@ NYY||L 3-7||4||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ TB||L 4-5||4||2||2||1||1||0||0|
|05/01||@ TB||W 3-1||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/30||@ TB||W 9-2||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|04/27||vs SEA||W 2-0||3||0||1||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2016||R-DSL Astros Orange||16||44||7||15||2||1||1||4||12||7||2||1||.341||.474||.500|
|2017||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||58||224||19||62||11||3||3||36||19||41||6||1||.277||.329||.393|
|2017||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||32||111||26||40||6||0||9||33||23||36||2||0||.360||.468||.658|
|2018||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||43||169||39||55||13||0||12||46||19||45||5||2||.325||.390||.615|
|2019||AAA-Round Rock Express||56||213||50||73||16||0||23||71||38||50||2||1||.343||.443||.742|