Jorge Mario Alfaro Buelvas (born June 11, 1993) is a Colombian professional baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Alfaro signed with the Texas Rangers as a free agent in 2010, and was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015. He made his MLB debut in 2016, and has also played for the Miami Marlins.
Alfaro signed with the Texas Rangers in June 2010 as a 16-year-old free agent for a $1.3 million signing bonus that was a record at the time for any Colombian prospect. In 2010, playing for the DSL Rangers in the Dominican Summer League he batted .221/.278/.291 with one home run and 23 runs batted in (RBIs).
On February 7, 2019, Alfaro was traded with Sixto Sánchez, Will Stewart, and $250,000 in international bonus slot money to the Miami Marlins in exchange for J. T. Realmuto.
In 2019, he batted .262/.312/.425, and was 2nd in the NL with 11 passed balls, and 3rd with 11 errors. He had the fastest sprint speed of all major league catchers, at 28.8 feet/second.
In 2020, he batted .226/.280/.344, and was 2nd in the NL with 4 passed balls. He had the lowest framing percentage of all major league catchers.
In 2021, he batted .244/.283/.342 in 92 games. After July, he was moved to left field, where he played for the majority of August and September. On November 30, 2021, the Marlins traded Alfaro to the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, turned out to be cash considerations.
Jorge Alfaro signed a 1 year / $2,725,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $2,725,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,725,000.