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Alvarez Sidelined with Knee Discomfort

Alvarez Sidelined with Knee Discomfort

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Third baseman Pedro Alvarez was removed from Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with discomfort and inflammation in his left knee.

Alvarez is currently day-to-day and will likely be out of game action through the weekend, the team says.

"I think it was more or less running," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said on how he sustained the injury. "He either hit a bag or stepped behind a bag. That’s what I was told. Something like that."

Hurdle said that Josh Harrison, Matt Hague and Yamaico Navarro will see playing time at third while Alvarez is out for the weekend.

"We got a bunch of options for guys at third base," Hurdle said. "If I probably ranked it, it would be Harrison, Navarro, ahead of Matt at third base. To get the innings."

The 25-year-old went ...

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