José Ricardo Álvarez, simply called José Alvarez is a Venezuelan born professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the San Francisco Giants baseball team of the Major League Baseball(MLB). José is 1.80m tall and weighs 82 kg. He earns an annual salary of $1,150,000 from the Giants.
He was born May 6, 1989, in Barcelona, Venezuela. The Boston Red Sox team signed him as an international free agent in July 2005. He began his professional career in 2006 playing for the DSL Red Sox of the Dominican Summer League.
In 2008, he spent the season playing with the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League. In November 2009, the Red Sox traded his contract to the Florida Marlins baseball organisation. He played in the Class A South Atlantic League in 2010 where he placed third as a winner.
When the 2012 baseball season was over, the Marlins let him go and the Detroit Tigers selected him and signed him as a minor league free agent in November that year. He was invited to the Detroits spring training as a non-roster free agent in 2013.
He made his MLB debut in June 2013 for the Detroits after he was called up to the major leagues. He was traded on March 21, 2014, to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He played for the Angels till 2018 when he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Two years after being with the Phillies, José signed a one-year contract worth $1.15 million with the San Francisco Giants. This contract included a $1.5 million club option for 2022.
How Old Is José Álvarez?
José Alvarez is 32 years old. He was born on May 6, 1989.