Alvarez, who has been on the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain since May 21, is currently able to do only "limited" physical activity, manager Clint Hurdle said on Saturday. That limited activity includes nothing game-related.
Alvarez had played in a few extended spring training games earlier this month before he was forced out of a June 7 contest when his quad tightened up again. The third baseman has not played in a game since.
While the Pirates are not offering a guess as to how much longer Alvarez will be sidelined, it's safe to assume that he will need to participate in Florida camp games before going on a Minor League rehab assignment to get a bulk of at-bats. Working through those steps prior to the All-Star break -- which begins three weeks from Monday -- would seem to be a stretch.
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