Víctor Álvarez (baseball)

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Víctor Álvarez
Rojos del Águila de Veracruz
Starting pitcher
Born: (1976-11-08) November 8, 1976 (age 42)
Culiacan, Sinaloa Mexico
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 30, 2002, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 26, 2003, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 7.31
Strikeouts 10
Teams
Víctor Álvarez
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  Mexico
Central American and Caribbean Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Cartagena Team

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.

Professional career

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.

Philadelphia Phillies

He was claimed on waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2003 season, but cut after spring training.

Mexican League

Álvarez began to play for the Diablos Rojos del México in 2005. He compiled a 5–2 record in 18 games, 16 for starts, in the 2005 season.

In 2006 he went 8–4 with a 4.27 ERA in 20 games, all for starts, with the Diablos Rojos.

He had a rocky 2007 season but bounced back with an impressive 2008. In 2007 he went 12–5 with a 5.41 ERA in 22 starts and in 2008 he went 9–5 with a 3.43 ERA in 19 starts.

He began the 2009 season with the Diablos Rojos, but moved on to the Guerreros de Oaxaca after just one game. He started 2010 back with the Guerreros, and later pitched for Veracruz.

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