It’s been a long and winding road for the Dodgers’ Yadier Alvarez. Once signed for $16 million, Alvarez took a leave from the team due to a number of issues. One of those was lack of attendance which got him placed on the restricted list back in 2019.
Yadier Alvarez will make his spring debut tomorrow. The right-hander is on the restricted list. He signed for $16 million in July 2015 and has topped out at double-A.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) February 27, 2020
Alvarez, much to the surprise of Dodgers fans, unexpectedly showed up around camp less than two weeks ago. And now, we will finally see him get into game action. The number eleven prospect in their system last year, Alvarez showed that he can touch 101 mph on the radar gun, though control has always been an issue. He issued 44 walks in just 55 innings during the 2018 season.
Yadier Álvarez, former top prospect, spoke to reporters. He has had discipline issues during his unproductive four-season tenure with the Dodgers. He said several times the has been “acting like a child” and resolved to act more professionally. A psychologist helped him, he said.
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) February 19,…