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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.
Manager Clint Hurdle said Alvarez (foot) is available to hit off the bench Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Manager Clint Hurdle said that Alvarez (foot) "still has some work to do" to get back in the lineup, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Pirates have yet to clarify the specific injury Alvarez (foot) is suffering from or its prognosis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Alvarez (foot) was diagnosed with a sprain between two of his toes on his left foot, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez went 2-for-3 with a walk, two homers, four RBI and his seventh stolen base Saturday in Milwaukee.
Alvarez will make his first career start at first base Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports.
Alvarez went 2-for-4 against Washington on Sunday and has posted a .263 batting average (5-for-19) with a double and two RBI while starting at either third base or DH in Pittsburgh's last five games.
Alvarez will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Wednesday against the Tigers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Alvarez is expected to serve as the Pirates' designated hitter when the team travels to Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Saturday that the Pirates are going to try to work Alvarez in at first base, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Upon his return from the bereavement list, Alvarez popped out to shortstop in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday.
Alvarez has been placed on the bereavement list, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Starling Marte will be reinstated from the disabled list as a result.
Manager Clint Hurdle believes that Josh Harrison is the Bucs' best choice at third base for the near-term future. "Whether (Alvarez) is unplugged or plugged, Harrison is more than a viable option," Hurdle said in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Harrison is our best defender on the club right now at third base."
Alvarez went hitless in three at-bats Saturday and committed yet another throwing error against the Diamondbacks.
After not starting for three straight games, Alvarez returns against Arizona on Thursday and will bat seventh against Josh Collmenter.
Alvarez will sit for the third straight game Wednesday vs. the Giants, Ken Laird of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.