Dario Alvarez, Relief Pitcher, Chicago Cubs
Date of Birth: 1/17/1989
Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Dario Alvarez, relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, first signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in January, 2007. He pitched in the Phillies' minor league system from 2007 until August 18, 2009, when he was released. He didn't play professional baseball again until 2013.
Alvarez signed with the New York Mets on January 15, 2013. He spent the 2013 season and most of the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the minors. He pitched 1.1 innings in 4 games with the Mets in 2014 and 3.2 innings in 6 games with them in 2015.
The Mets designated Alvarez for assignment on May 23, 2016. Two days later, the Atlanta Braves claimed him off waivers. He was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 27th. He finished the 2016 season with 3 wins and 1 loss, 41 strikeouts to 7 walks, and a 5.06 ERA in 16 games with the Braves and 10 games with the Rangers. He also pitched in 31 games in the minors.
Alvarez pitched in 20 games with the Rangers in 2017. He had a 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings.
The Cubs signed Alvarez on November 29, 2017.