The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted utility infielder and multi-sport Olympic medalist Eddy Alvarez to the majors to replace infielder Edwin Rios, according to Fabian Ardaya. Rios, who has hit hit .244/.293/.500 (118 OPS+) with seven home runs in 27 games this season, recently suffered a hamstring tear that will sideline him for several weeks.
Alvarez, 32, had previously played in the majors in 2020 and ’21 with the Miami Marlins. In 115 plate appearances he hit .188/.287/.287 (57 OPS+) with one home run and three stolen bases (on three tries). He signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers during the owner-imposed lockout, and batted .304/.430/.500 with five home runs in 43 Triple-A contests.
“I want to take a moment and give thanks to the Miami Marlins for making a hometown [kid’s] dream come true,” Alvarez wrote in an Instagram post announcing his deal with the Dodgers. “Stepping