Jose Alvarez, Relief Pitcher, Los Angeles Angels, #48

Date of Birth: 5/6/1989
Birthplace: Barcelona, Venezuela
Current Salary: $557,000

Jose Alvarez, relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was first signed by the Boston Red Sox in July, 2005. After playing in Boston's minor league system for four years, he was traded to the Miami Marlins in November, 2009. He continued to play in the minors through 2012.

Alvarez signed with the Detroit Tigers in November, 2012. He joined the Tigers for 14 games, 6 as a starting pitcher, in 2013. He had one win to five losses and a 5.82 ERA in 38.2 innings. He also spent time in the minors in 2013.

On March 21, 2014, Alvarez was traded to the Angels. He played in just two games with the Angels in 2014, pitching the rest of that year in the minors and in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Alvarez had his first full season in the majors in 2015, pitching in 64 games in relief with the Angels. He finished the season with 4 wins to 3 losses, 59 strikeouts to 23 walks, and a 3.49 ERA in 67.0 innings. He had similar numbers in 2016, finishing with a 3.45 ERA, 1 win to 3 losses, and 51 strikeouts to 15 walks in 57.1 innings in 64 games.

Career pitching statistics for Alvarez through 2016 include:

  • 144 games played
  • 163.2 innings pitched
  • 6-11 win-loss record
  • 142 strikeouts to 54 walks
  • 4.01 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Jose Alvarez
ESPN - Jose Alvarez