Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Clarifies Status of Yadier Alvarez

After somewhat unexpectedly showing up to Camelback Ranch last week, the status of right-handed pitcher Yadier Alvarez. The Cuban-born hurler’s arrival to camp was unexpected since he missed much of the 2019 season after being placed on the restricted list for attendance issues.

He remains on the restricted list and unable to participate in baseball activities on the field until the club adds him back to the 40-man roster.

Ken Gurnick of reported on what comes next for Alvarez.

It’s unknown as what kind of playing shape he’s in, but it seems that if there’s a 30-day ramp-up, chances are he’s not exactly game ready. Or the club could be buying itself some time to see how the roster shakes out after a handful of spring training games over the next month.

There are currently 62 players in major league camp for the Dodgers, so understandably things are a little crowded.

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Last spring training, the organization worked with Alvarez on reconstructing his mechanics and getting him on a better line towards home plate on his delivery. The flame-thrower possesses a 99-mph fastball but command issues have limited him in his professional career.

Just another small storyline to keep an eye on at Camelback Ranch this year.

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