PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When Pedro Alvarez was coming up through the system, after being drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft (second overall), he was projected to eventually move to first base due to his range and size. But so far in 2012, Alvarez has made some sparkling plays at the hot corner. He has even impressed Manager Clint Hurdle.
"He works as hard as any third baseman I’ve ever played with or coached," Hurdle said.
Hurdle mentioned similarities to infielder George Brett, who too, had a bad rep for his glove. Brett, who had a 21-year career, all with the Kansas City Royals, earned a Gold Glove at third base in 1985.
"I can remember days back when George Brett, and really the defensive thing was a bad tag on him," Hurdle said. "And George worked and worked and worked hi...
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