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With Orioles' pending addition of another masher in Pedro Alvarez, opposing pitchers 'don't get a break'

With Orioles' pending addition of another masher in Pedro Alvarez, opposing pitchers 'don't get a break'

The pending addition of slugger Pedro Alvarez adds another 30-home run bat to the Orioles' power-packed lineup, but it also creates a logjam at the designated hitter spot that the club will have to maneuver around this season.

Alvarez — who agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.75 million deal with the Orioles on Monday night — must still pass a club physical before the deal becomes official. He was scheduled to fly into Sarasota from his home in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon.

When the Orioles' late attempts to sign a corner outfielder failed — their pursuit of outfielder Dexter Fowler proved unsuccessful last month when he returned to the Chicago Cubs and...

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