Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI , two runs scored and a walk against the Brewers on Saturday.
After a season's worth of struggles forced the Pirates to remove Alvarez from full-time third base duties and turn him into a platoon partner at first base, he finally woke up at the plate and turned out a performance the team had been expecting to see regularly all year long. Unfortunately for him, we're in the too little, too late stage and even a game like this won't save him. Maybe if he has say four or five more in the next week or so, it'll be different, but that's pretty doubtful.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Trevor Cahill has secured the final spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation.
With this news, it is confirmed that Daniel Hudson will start the season out of the team's bullpen. Cahill really struggled last season, but the team believes his revamped mechanics will equate to better success this season. In 17 starts and 14 relief appearances last year, he compiled a rough 5.61 ERA. Starters in Arizona will likely be back-end starters in many fantasy rotations this season. Analysis: Colby Conway