Alvarez has gained 15 lbs this offseason
Update: I chatted with General Manager Neal Huntington on Friday.
On the reports of Pedro Alvarez’s 15 pound weight gain: “It’s not completely accurate. Pedro’s not where we need him to be but it’s not as desperate as maybe that article [PiratesReport.com] seemed it is.”
Huntington did not give an exact number on how over weight he is but did say, “He’s not where we have concerns. He’s not enough where we don’t think we can get him to where he needs to be.”
Update: I’m told by several people that Pirates Report is not a reliable source. I’m not familiar with the site. It is still uncertain whether Pedro Alvarez has gained 15 plus pounds this offseason.
Paul Ladewski at Pirates Report says Third Baseman Pedro Alvarez has gained at least 15 pounds this offseason according to Bucs Dugout.
Alvarez missed the Pirates minicamp held earlier this month due to prior commitments and was married recently.