Alvarado made his first Grapefruit League appearance in Wednesday's loss to the Twins, allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks over one-third of an inning. He struck out one.
Per Juan Toribio of MLB.com, Alvarado, who followed starter Blake Snell, threw 27 pitches, with only 12 of those getting into the strike zone. However, considering the outing served as Alvarado's first taste of game action since Aug. 24, the left-hander took the struggles in stride. "I got close to almost six months without seeing a hitter and not pitching in a game," Alvarado said. "I'm feeling great because I'm feeling the power in my arm. A little bit too quick and too early over my right arm, but everything is good. I'm feeling good." Feb 27 8:28 pm (EST)
- Alvarado, who threw another successful bullpen session Sunday, is likely to make his spring debut Wednesday against the Twins, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
- Alvarado threw an impressive bullpen session Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
- Alvarado (elbow) said that his injured elbow has fully recovered and he's ready to go for the start of spring training. Moreover, his mental state is a lot better now that he's moved his parents out of Venezuela and into the United States, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Tribune reports. All José Alvarado (L) News
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|Aug 22||W 5 - 2||@ BAL||0||0||0||0.1||1||0||0||1||0|
|Aug 19||L 9 - 3||SEA||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|Aug 18||W 5 - 4||DET||1||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||2||1|
|Aug 13||W 7 - 5||@ SD||0||0||0||0.2||1||0||0||1||1|
|Jul 06||W 4 - 3||NYY||0||0||0||0.2||2||0||1||2||0|
|Jul 03||L 9 - 6||BAL||0||1||0||0.2||4||1||5||1||0|
|Jul 01||W 6 - 3||BAL||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|Jun 29||W 5 - 2||TEX||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||1||0||0|
|Jun 01||L 6 - 2||MIN||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|