Yordan Alvarez Says His Knees Feel Fine

Knee issues hampered Alvarez last season

Adam Spolane
February 19, 2020 - 2:33 pm

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SportsaRadio 610)- Dusty Baker raised a few eyebrows late Wednesday morning when he answered a question about the possibility of Yordan Alvarez playing the outfield more in 2020.

"I’d like to see him play a little more outfield, but I’ve been told his knees are barking sometimes is the reason why he doesn’t get more work in the outfield," Baker said. 

Alvarez admitted that his knees were an issue last season, but says they feel good right now.

"As of right now I’m good," Alvarez said through a translator. "I did speak with Dusty regarding my knees because last year they did give me a few problems, but I feel good at this time."

The reigning American League Rookie of the Year made 10 regular season starts in left field during the regular season and one start during the World Series. Alvarez says he wants to play the outfield more this season, but Baker says that can only happen if he's healthy.

"(If) he can’t hit he’s not doing us or himself any good, so I’d like to see him play some outfield if nothing else to give some weapons other than just DH’ing and also give some other guys some time off."

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