"I think the guys are going to hit," said Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who pitched against Alvarez in the National League Central. "You look at one through nine, the kind of lineup we have, it's not easy [to face]. You don't get a break as a starting pitcher. … Now adding Alvarez, any one of those guys can hit for power, hit for average, hit the ball the other way and just play the game. I think it's going to benefit us and this club.