Alvarez signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Sunday.
Alvarez's deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training, where he'll be given the opportunity to compete for a utility spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster. The 30-year-old switch hitter made his MLB debut in 2020, appearing in 12 games for Miami and slashing .189/.268/.216 over 41 plate appearances while going 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts.
Alvarez cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted the Marlins' alternate training site, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 30-year-old made his big-league debut this season but accomplished very little at the plate in 12 games, hitting .189/.268/.216. He'll remain in an organizational depth role moving forward.
Alvarez was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Sunday.
The 30-year-old saw regular action for the Marlins during a brief stretch in August following the team's COVID-19 outbreak, but he's now been removed from the 40-man roster. Alvarez had a .189/.268/.216 slash line with six runs, two stolen bases and 16 strikeouts in 41 plate appearances.
The Marlins optioned Alvarez to their alternate training site Monday.
Miami called Alvarez up from the alternate site ahead of Sunday's series finale in Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old started at second base in the 5-4 loss, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. He wasn't in line to see regular playing time while he was up with the big club, so Miami opted to remove him from the 28-man active roster to make room for right-hander Jose Urena, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 list ahead of his scheduled start Monday in Atlanta.
Alvarez was recalled from the team's alternate site Sunday.
Alvarez was recalled after Harold Ramirez (hamstring) was placed on the injured list. He's in the team's lineup Sunday, batting eighth and starting at second base. Alvarez is hitting just .206/.289/.235 in 11 games in the big leagues this season, but he's also managed to swipe two bases.
Alvarez was optioned off the Marlins' active roster Saturday.
Alvarez has gotten into the first 11 games of his big-league career this season, stealing two bases but hitting just .206/.289/.235. Harold Ramirez was activated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move.
The Marlins recalled Alvarez from their alternate training site Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
He'll take the active roster spot of starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (lat), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Alvarez was previously up with the big club for about a three-week stretch in August, appearing in 11 games while slashing .206/.289/.235 with two stolen bases in 38 plate appearances. He's expected to serve as a utility infielder for the duration of his second stint with the Marlins.
Alvarez was reinstated from the paternity list and optioned to the alternate training site Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
He saw somewhat regular playing time over the last three weeks, but hit just .206 with a 34.2 percent strikeout rate. Lewin Diaz was recalled in a corresponding move.
Alvarez was placed on the paternity list Friday.
The 30-year-old will take a few days away from the team to be with his family for the birth of his child. Alvarez was already seeing less playing time with the return of Miguel Rojas from the injured list, so it's unclear what type of role he'll come back to.
Alvarez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Though the Marlins will deploy Jonathan Villar and Logan Forsythe as their starters in the middle infield Sunday, shortstop Miguel Rojas' return from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday will likely result in Alvarez losing out on regular at-bats. Alvarez, who is batting .200 with two stolen bases through his first eight big-league games, will head to the bench in the series finale after starting the Marlins' past three contests.
Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and an RBI in Wednesday's extra-inning win over the Blue Jays.
His final trip home delivered the winning run; after striking out to end the ninth inning, the 30-year-old rookie began the 10th at second base under MLB's new extra-inning rules and came around on Magneuris Sierra's single to right field. Alvarez is now hitting .211 (4-for-19) through his first six big-league games.
Alvarez was among the 17 players added to the Marlins' roster prior to Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez has a tremendously interesting back story -- he was good enough in high school to earn a baseball scholarship, but after one year fully committed to speed skating, where he was good enough to join the U.S. Olympic speed skating team and earned a silver medal in 2014. He very nearly won a job out of summer camp and now will serve as Jonathan Villar's backup at shortstop.
Alvarez will join the Marlins' 30-man roster ahead of Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Alvarez made a strong case to make the major-league roster for Opening Day, but he instead started the year at the team's alternate training site. He'll be an option at shortstop for the Marlins while Miguel Rojas (illness) recovers from COVID-19. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors yet but hit .324/.408/.559 with 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases in the minors last season.
Alvarez is making a strong push for a spot on the 30-man roster, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports. "I like the kid," manager Don Mattingly said earlier this week. "I think he's got a chance to help us depending on what happens during this this camp."
The 30-year-old has yet to make his big-league debut, but Alvarez is no stranger to competing at the highest levels athletically, having won a silver medal in speed skating at the 2014 Olympics. As a switch hitter with wheels and plenty of defensive versatility -- he saw time at second base, third base, shortstop and left field last season for Triple-A New Orleans -- he could be a useful bench player for the Marlins, but the club already has a player with a similar profile in Jon Berti, and Miami would also need to find room for Alvarez on the 40-man roster if he does earn a spot.
Alvarez is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The 30-year-old middle infielder has never reached the majors, but he hit .323/.407/.570 with 12 home runs, 12 steals and a 19.6 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A last year. While Alvarez is likely a Quadruple-A hitter, those types of players will have real-life value in this shortened season as injuries figure to affect every roster to varying degrees.
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|08/18||vs NYM||L 3-8||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|08/17||vs NYM||L 4-11||4||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|08/15||vs ATL||L 1-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|08/14||vs ATL||W 8-2||3||2||1||0||0||1||0|
|08/12||@ TOR||W 14-11||4||3||1||0||1||1||1|
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