Pedro Alvarez and Clint Hurdle both talked about his progress at the first base position today at Pirate City. Alvarez took grounders at first, working on the flip to first and the throw down to second base. He didn’t make many actual throws on the latter drill, instead focusing on fielding the ball. There was one throw in the video below, and that’s the only one I remember him making. Clint Hurdle said they were taking Alvarez back to square one this Spring, so that could explain the approach today. As for his foot injury from last season, Alvarez is fully healed and isn’t experiencing any limitations.
The video below is a new feature to the site, with comments from Alvarez and Hurdle on his progress at first base. It also includes video of his drills at the position today. If you would like to see the full video of the drills, check out the second video below.