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Alvarez won his arbitration case and will be paid $5.75 million in 2015, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.
Alvarez skipped the Pirates' minicamp last week despite the team's intention to teach and play him at a new position (first base) in 2015.
Alvarez's foot fracture has healed and he has begun his regular offseason training program, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez (foot) is expected to prepare for an everyday role at first base in 2015, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez (foot) could soon return to baseball activities, according to manager Clint Hurdle, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Alvarez (foot) will not be available if the Pirates advance to the play-in game, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in the fourth metatarsal in his left foot, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
The Pirates are sending tests on Alvarez (foot) back to Pittsburgh in an effort to ascertain a prognosis for the infielder, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
It appears unlikely that Alvarez (foot) will return to the lineup anytime soon after experiencing a setback during his pinch-hitting appearance Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Updating a previous report, Pirates' general manager Neal Huntington stated Sunday that no decision has been made as to whether Alvarez (foot) would travel with the team for the upcoming four-game road trip to Philadelphia, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
Alvarez (foot) sat out both of Saturday's games, even though starting third baseman Josh Harrison was unable to play in Game 2.