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Pedro Alvarez Reinstated, Ernesto Frieri Designated For Assignment

Pedro Alvarez Reinstated, Ernesto Frieri Designated For Assignment
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated third baseman Pedro Alvarez from the Bereavement List and relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri has been designated for assignment.

Frieri was acquired by the Pirates in exchange for Jason Grilli on June 27th. He made 14 appearances for Pittsburgh, posting a 10.13 ERA in 10.2 innings.

Alvarez has been on the Bereavement List since August 5th. He returned to Pittsburgh today and was taking grounders at first base prior to the game according to Rob Biertempfel.

https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/497846180903403520...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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