Source: Dariel Alvarez has elbow injury and is headed for Tommy John surgery. Sad. #orioles
— Peter Schmuck (@SchmuckStop) April 5, 2017
The O’s announced in the middle of Spring Training that former outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez would be converted to a pitcher, since his minor league batting numbers were less than impressive, but he still had a plus plus arm. A couple weeks later, Dariel Alvarez is having Tommy John surgery. Not only will this mean the O’s won’t get a look at him as a pitcher this season, but he probably won’t be ready for next Spring Training either, which has to make you wonder what sort of future Dariel Alvarez has within the organization. Terrible, terrible luck for Dariel Alvarez.