Víctor Álvarez (baseball)
|Rojos del Águila de Veracruz|
November 8, 1976 |
Culiacan, Sinaloa Mexico
|July 30, 2002, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 26, 2003, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Earned run average||7.31|
|Central American and Caribbean Games|
Víctor Aurelio Álvarez (born November 8, 1976) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Álvarez was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 1997. He is currently on the roster of the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz in the Mexican League.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Álvarez began his professional career with the Rookie-level Great Falls Dodgers of the Pioneer League in 1997. He went 4–1 with a 3.35 ERA in 12 games, eight for starts. He did not pitch in the 1998 season.
In 1999 Álvarez split time between the Class-A Vero Beach Dodgers and the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He went 4–4 with a 1.97 ERA in 12 games, all for starts, at Vero Beach. With the Missions he went 4–3 with a 3.97 ERA in nine games, all for starts.
Álvarez split the 2000 season with Vero Beach, San Antonio and also the Diablos Rojos del México. He was 1–1 with Vero Beach and 0-3 with the Missions before the Dodgers loaned him to Mexico City. There he went 0–2 with a 6.33 ERA in seven games, six for starts.
He split the 2001 season between the Double-A Jacksonville Suns and the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars. With the Suns he went 2–0 in eight starts with an impressive 1.20 ERA. He was soon called up the Starts where he went 7–4 with a 4.27 ERA in 20 starts.
In 2002 he split the season between the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s and the Dodgers. With the 51s he was 10–7 with a 4.70 ERA in 34 games, 15 for starts. He made his major league debut on July 30, 2002, against the Cincinnati Reds, working 1.1 innings of relief and giving up 2 runs. He pitched in four games for the Dodgers in 2002 going 0–1 with a 4.36 ERA in one start.
Álvarez primarily played for Las Vegas in 2003 but did have a short stint with the Dodgers. With the 51s he went 4–4 with a 2.70 ERA in 22 games, seven for starts. With L.A. he went 0–1 with a dismal 12.72 ERA in five games, all in relief.
In 2006 he went 8–4 with a 4.27 ERA in 20 games, all for starts, with the Diablos Rojos.