Cubs agree to terms on one-year contract with LHP Dario Alvarez
The Cubs announced Friday the team agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract with left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez.
Dario Alvarez, 28, went 2-0 with three holds, a 2.76 ERA (five earned runs in 16 1/3 innings) and a 2.02 WHIP in 20 relief appearances with the Texas Rangers in 2017, striking out 17 batters while walking 14 and allowing 19 hits. Alvarez also made 18 outings, 17 in relief, with Triple-A Round Rock last season, going 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA (seven earned runs) and a 1.25 WHIP, striking out 36 batters and walking 10 in 27.0 innings, an average of 12.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Overall, Alvarez has spent all or part of four seasons in the majors with the New York Mets (2014-15), the Atlanta Braves (2016) and the Rangers (2016-17), going 6-1 with a 5.06 ERA (27 earned runs in 48 innings) and a 1.62 WHIP in 56 relief outings. Alvarez is 27-17 with five saves, a 2.92 ERA (131 earned runs in 404 1/3 innings) and a 1.21 WHIP in 181 career minor league appearances, 136 in relief.
Alvarez is a native of Santiago, Dominican Republic.