Dodgers Roster: Eddy Alvarez released from organization after clearing waivers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers released Eddy Alvarez from the organization after he was designated for an assignment and granted waivers.

Alvarez was made DFA on August 30 as part of a corresponding move to make room for Heath Hembree on the 40-man roster. The Dodgers added Hembree and Jake Reed to their active roster ahead of that day’s game against the New York Mets due to the need for fresh arms in their bullpen.

Alvarez signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers last November and was among their unregistered guests at 2022 spring training. He joined the Dodgers in June when Edwin Ríos was placed on the 10-man injured list. days due to right hamstring strain.

The 32-year-old remained with the Dodgers until being drafted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on July 3 after Mookie Betts was activated out of IL for 10 days. Alvarez appeared in 14 games (nine starts) for the Dodgers and went 4 for 25 with three RBIs and nine strikeouts.

He spent time at third base, shortstop, left field and right field. Alvarez embraced learning the right field on the fly and remained determined to improve after a poor showing in a loss to the Cleveland Guardians.

During his time with Oklahoma City, Alvarez batted .322/.439/.554 with nine doubles, eight home runs and 29 RBIs in 47 games. He went 9 for 19 with three home runs and seven RBIs in five games after being drafted to OKC in July.

However, Alvarez was placed on the Minor League seven-day injured list on July 13 and did not appear in another game.

Eddy Alvarez enters the history of the Olympics

While Alvarez has focused on baseball for the past few years, he was notably one of six athletes to win medals in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Alvarez played baseball for Team USA at the Summer Olympics and won a silver medal, and has previously won silver as part of Team USA’s 5000m relay speed skating for the 2014 winter games.

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