José Alvarado Season with The Tampa Bay Rays
At the age of 21, Alvarado was called up from Montgomery on May 3, 2017, to provide the Rays and a left-handed bullpen option.
On the same day, he made his debut, getting hit hard and giving up three runs on two hits in his lone inning of work. After his debut, Alvarado settled down and only allowed one run in his next ten appearances.
In a game at Tropicana Field on August 4, 2017, he pitched an outstanding inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. Alvarado went 0–3 with a 3.64 ERA in 29+23 innings this season.
Alvarado was a significant part of the Rays bullpen in 2018, particularly in late-inning, high-leverage situations.
Overall, he had a 2.39 ERA, 8 saves (third on the team), 31 holds (tied for most in the American League (AL) with teammate Chaz Roe), and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings (most on the club) in 64 innings over 70 games (second-most on the team).
After leaving the United States in June for family reasons, Alvarez suffered from inconsistency and injury, appearing in only 35 games, being placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain, and spending the entire month of September on the injured list with left elbow inflammation.
Alvarado had a 4.80 ERA in 30 innings, striking out 39 batters but walking 27 batters, nearly one per inning.
Alvarado was placed on the 10-day injured list on August 15, 2020, due to left shoulder irritation.
He was later placed on the injured list for 45 days and did not return for the rest of the season. Alvarado had a 6.00 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 9 innings pitched in as many outings for Tampa Bay this season.
How Tall Is José Alvarado?
José Alvarado’s height is 1.88 m