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EL Toro Rides Again: Former Pirate Pedro Alvarez Joins the Brewers in Assistant Role

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Former Pirate third baseman and top prospect Pedro Alvarez has found himself back in the sport he loves. The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Alvarez as an assistant in baseball operations and player development. Along with Alvarez, the Brewers have named former Brewer Rickie Weeks in the same role as Alvarez.

During his playing days, Alvarez spent six major league years with the Pirates and had a career .236/.309/.441 slash line with Pittsburgh. Pirate fans probably remember “El Toro” best for his 2013 campaign. That year, Alvarez finished with a career-high 36 home runs, a Silver Slugger award, and his one and only All-Star appearance.

Although Alvarez didn’t quite live up to his lofty expectations, we can all sit back and appreciate the numerous times his homers sent fans into a frenzy.

Pirates faithful will undoubtably wish Mr. Alvarez well and hope his career as a front office/coach role pans out, (even though it’s in division-rival Milwaukee).

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