Pedro Alvarez has been out the last few days with discomfort in his right elbow, according to a Pittsburgh Pirates press release. The injury is a “mild hyperextension” that was caused by a swing a few days ago. The Pirates say that Alvarez will miss a few more games, but can still participate in some workouts “as tolerated.”
Corey Hart has yet to make his Spring debut, after cutting his foot in a whirlpool and needing three stitches. With Alvarez down for a few days, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Andrew Lambo getting some more time at first base. Lambo has been slumping in the early part of the Spring, and this would give him the opportunity to try and work through that.