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Wright to be spared headache in Pittsburgh

Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez

#24 3B
Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 STATS

  • GM82
  • HR23

  • RBI60

  • R38

  • OBP.315

  • AVG.253

LAS VEGAS -- David Wright was supposed to be the target of fan and announcer venom this weekend in Pittsburgh for failing to select Pedro Alvarez for the Home Run Derby.

Well, Alvarez is now in the competition, after Carlos Gonzalez withdrew with a sprained right middle finger, MLB announced.

Alvarez is a New York native who graduated from Horace Mann High School in the Bronx.