For all the fans of Alvarez, don't buy a jersey just yet. When Delwyn Young was cut, he also abandoned the number 24. I expected Alvarez, a fan of that number, to pick it up. It appears he didn't disappoint. On the Pirates 40-man roster it shows Alvarez is sporting a Bonds-esque 24.
I love this news, as 17 was a strange number to see in my opinion. Can anyone confirm that there was a number change? I haven't seen this news anywhere, but kind of just stumbled onto it.