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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez will not need surgery on foot

By on 10/07/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost last Wednesday in the National League Wild Card game to the San Francisco Giants by the score of 8-0. The loss ended he season for the Pirates, who won 88 games this season. There is good news on the injury front, as third baseman Pedro Alvarez, who struggled with what turned out to be a fractured left foot, will not need surgery.

I reported on September 28 that Alvarez, who has been dealing with a sprained left foot since August 26, would be re-evaluated during the next week to see when he could resume baseball activities.

An update on Alvarez, as reported by Rob Biertempfel of, is that he will not require surgery on a stress fracture in his left foot, according to general manager Neal Huntington.

Alvarez was re-examined on September 30, the day before the Pirates were defeated in the NL wild card game against the San Francisco Giants. Even if the Pirates would have advanced, it would have been doubtful for Alvarez to play at all this post season, according to Huntington.
“It would have been very aggressive for him to have played in the World Series, if we would have made it that far. He's healing and is on path, as we expected. It just needs time.”
Alvarez, in his fifth Major League season, hit .231 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI this season. He's coming off back-to-back 30 plus home run seasons and has a career batting average of .235 with 104 home runs and 324 RBI. 

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