Lynchburg, Va. - Right-hander Manuel Alvarez has been added to the Cleveland Indians Arizona Fall League roster in 2019. Alvarez will join fellow Indians farmhands Gavin Collins, Brock Hartson, Kirk McCarty, Nolan Jones and Jonathan Teaney as a member of the Mesa Solar Sox. The Solar Sox are a team comprised of prospects from the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics organizations.
Alvarez, 24, put together his best season as a pro in 2019. He appeared in 41 games, 30 for Single-A Lake County and 11 for A-Adv. Lynchburg. With the Captains, Alvarez went 4-1 with a 2.90 ERA, including nine saves. He logged 40.1 innings and struck out 47 batters, with the Midwest League batting just .204 against him. Promoted to Lynchburg on July 17, Alvarez went 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA, punching out 20 batters over 15 innings. Overall, combined between the two levels, Alvarez finished 5-1 with a career-best 3.74 ERA and career-highs with 55.1 frames and 67 strikeouts. He was signed by the Indians in 2017 as an International Free Agent out of the Dominican Republic.
The Arizona Fall League season begins on Wednesday, September 18 and goes through the championship game on Saturday, October 26. The league utilizes four Phoenix-area, state-of-the-art Spring Training venues, with two stadiums hosting two teams each.
The Hillcats are back in action in April 2020, and 2020 Season Ticket plans are on sale now. Lynchburg will host the Carolina League All-Star Game at City Stadium on Tuesday, June 23. It will be the first time Lynchburg has hosted the event since 1995.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Hillcats are eight-time Carolina League Champions, having most recently won the Mills Cup Championship in 2017. The Hillcats play their home games at City Stadium, which has been home to Minor League Baseball in Lynchburg since 1940. Visit the Hillcats online at Lynchburg-hillcats.com, and follow the Hillcats on Twitter (@LynHillcats), Instagram (@LynHillcats) and Facebook (Lynchburg Hillcats). For more information about the Lynchburg Hillcats, please contact Max Gun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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