Wilson Alvarez
48-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Dodgers in December of 2004.
PLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 20, 2005
The Dodgers activated Alvarez (shoulder) from the 15-day DL Tuesday.
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Alvarez, 35, plans to retire at the end of the season, and Tuesday's move will allow him to go out as part of an active roster. Alvarez will get opportunities to pitch before the season ends, manager Jim Tracy said.
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Alvarez tried on a couple of occasions to give it a go, but his shoulder problems eventually took their toll. He's expected to retire.
Alvarez has proven to be a very effective lefty out of the pen and spot starter over the past two years. His fantasy value is limited, however, because he can't stay healthy in a starting role and is not suited for closing. Still, he'll provide quality innings pitching half his games in Dodger Stadium.
A great comeback story in 2003. He absolutely dominated Triple-A and finally got his call-up on June 7th. He went back-and-forth from the rotation to the pen until finally the Dodgers realized they were best-served with him starting. He should have a rotation spot again in 2004. He's another Dodger pitcher with an extreme home-road split, posting a 0.57 ERA at home in 2003, and a 4.18 ERA on the road.
He's a lefty, he'll be only 33 in the spring, he's finally healthy, and he should be available cheap as a free agent, so he may get a shot somewhere. If the right team in the right park (say, the Yankees, or Seattle, or maybe Detroit) signs him and uses him as a fifth starter or long man, he could be a pleasant roto surprise.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 14, 2005
Alvarez (shoulder) threw 40 to 45 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 5, 2005
Alvarez (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Sunday that went very well, the Orange County Register reports.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  
August 22, 2005
Alvarez (shoulder) joined the Dodgers for workouts over the weekend, but isn't close to returning, the LA Times reports.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  
August 12, 2005
Alvarez went back on the 15-day DL due to his sore shoulder.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  
August 4, 2005
Alvarez (shoulder) will not go on the DL after all, and instead will try to pitch through his soreness for the rest of the year, the Dodgers' official site reports.
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