Francisco Álvarez

Francisco Álvarez

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/220 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Date of birth: Guatire, Venezuela
Draft: Undrafted
  • AFP

    Japan Classic hero Ohtani tops MLB with record $65 mn: Forbes

    Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani will make a one-season Major League Baseball record $65 million this year in salary and endorsements, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday.MLB's 10 highest-paid players are set to make a record $436 million this year, up 15% from last year's record mark of $377 million, Forbes reported.

  • AFP

    MLB season begins with new rules and familiar contenders

    Rule changes aimed at speeding up the pace of games and familiar contenders powered by top stars will highlight Thursday's start of the 2023 Major League Baseball season.The San Diego Padres added Xander Bogaerts to a lineup boasting star sluggers Fernando Tatis, Juan Soto and Manny Machado and are expected to be a top contender in the National League along with the 2020 champion Los Angeles Dodgers and 2021 champion Atlanta Braves.

  • Associated Press

    Mets cut Ruf following failed trade, set opening day roster

    Darin Ruf was cut Monday by the Mets as the team set its opening day roster, ending his brief stint in New York following a failed trade. Speedy outfielder Tim Locastro won the final bench spot over Ruf, acquired from San Francisco at the trade deadline last August to provide the right-handed half of a DH platoon with Daniel Vogelbach. Ruf, however, batted only .152 with no homers, seven RBIs and a .413 OPS in 74 plate appearances over 28 games with the Mets.