Dodgers sign two-time Olympic medalist Eddy Alvarez to a minor league contract

The Olympic rings are seen on the knob of Miami Marlins' Eddy Alvarez's bat as he swings at a pitch from the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. Among the Marlins' roster replacements following their coronavirus outbreak was infielder Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Two-time Olympics medalist Eddy Alvarez, who played with the Miami Marlins in 2020, has actually signed a minors agreement with the Dodgers. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

A two-time Olympic medalist will be signing up with the Dodgers.

Previous Miami Marlins infielder Eddy Alvarez revealed Saturday on Instagram that he is signing with the Dodgers. An individual with understanding of the circumstance validated Alvarez — who will turn 32 this month — signed a minors agreement, which is still enabled throughout MLB’s lockout.

Alvarez made his major league launching in 2020 and has actually played 36 video games in the majors, batting .188 with one crowning achievement and 8 RBIs. The switch-hitter has actually had more minors success, with a .281/.380/.418 slash line in 8 seasons throughout all levels. He has actually likewise showcased adaptability around the diamond, playing routinely at 2nd base, 3rd base and shortstop.

Alvarez is possibly best understood, nevertheless, for his achievements in the Olympics. In 2014, he won a silver medal in the Winter seasons Games in Sochi, Russia, in speedskating. He resumed his baseball profession after that, signing his very first expert agreement at age 24 with the Chicago White Sox.

That course ultimately led him back to the Olympics last summer season. After being designated for task by the Marlins, Alvarez was qualified to play baseball for Group U.S.A. in Tokyo, assisting the group win a silver medal. He ended up being simply the 6th individual and 3rd American to medal in both the winter season and summer season Games. Alvarez was likewise a flag bearer for the Americans in Tokyo throughout the opening event.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Alvarez stated throughout the Tokyo Games. “I didn’t know that my road was going to take me here.”

Alvarez made it back to the majors in 2015 after returning from the Olympics, appearing in 24 video games with the Marlins following a September call-up. He will not complete in speedskating at the Beijing Winter Season Olympics in February.

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.