Pedro Alvarez

Despite roster crunch, Pedro Álvarez back for another ride with Orioles

Despite roster crunch, Pedro Álvarez back for another ride with Orioles

There isn’t a fit for Pedro Álvarez on the Orioles’ Opening Day roster this spring, but that didn’t stop the veteran slugger from signing with the club for the third straight season.

After remaining unsigned throughout the offseason, Álvarez signed a minor league deal with the Orioles that would pay him $1 million if he makes the big league club and could reach $3 million with performance bonuses.

The deal became official Monday morning, and Álvarez was participating in batting practice and taking grounders at first base before the Orioles’ Grapefruit League game against the Detroit Tigers. He should get into games within the week, manager Buck...

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