Dec 16 8:08p
Pittsburgh has discussed moving Alvarez from third base to first, but is unlikely to make the move anytime soon. "It's been talked about," Pirates GM Neal Huntington told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "But it's not easy to replace Pedro at third base. Our best spot might be to leave him there."
Unless the Bucs trade for a third baseman, it's unlikely the team moves Alvarez across the diamond any time soon. The organization has no highly-rated third base prospect in the system. Pittsburgh would also like to see Alvarez settle permanently into the cleanup spot in 2014, but his 48.7 contact rate makes that unlikely.