Why was Alvarez recalled early, and how many options does he have left?
There has been some confusion as to why Pedro Alvarez was optioned to the minors yesterday by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Some wondered why he was optioned, despite his official rehab assignment set to end on July 17th. Some wondered how many options he currently has, and how many this would leave him. To sort through the details, I put together a FAQ-style post, addressing each question.
1. Alvarez started his rehab work on June 27th. A position player gets up to 20 days on rehab assignment? Why was Alvarez activated so early?
Typically, a position player gets up to 20 days on rehab assignment in the minors. Alvarez started working out at Pirate City around late-May, and began his official rehab assignment ...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.