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Top Edward Olivares News

  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Clubs two-run homer

    Olivares went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Cubs with a double, a two-run homer and two runs scored.

    Olivares put the Pirates on the board with a two-run blast off Justin Steele in the top of the first and later added a double in the sixth before coming around to score on a sacrifice fly from Yasmani Grandal. The home run was Olivares' fifth of the season and he's now hit safely in three straight games. It also marked only the second time this season he scored two runs in a contest.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: On bench Wednesday

    Olivares is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    Olivares had started in each of the past four games and went 4-for-15 with a home run, a double and four RBI during that stretch, but he'll hit the bench while right-hander Jose Soriano takes the hill for the Halos. The Pirates still seem to view Olivares as a short-side platoon player, as three of his starts over the last four games came versus left-handed pitching.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Grand in win

    Olivares went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a double in Monday's win over the Angels.

    Olivares generated all the offense Pittsburgh needed to defeat the Angels on Monday night, blasting a 424-foot grand slam in the third inning. The 28-year-old is the short-side of a platoon currently with Jack Suwinski, which limits his overall fantasy value. Olivares is hitting .218/.282/.397 with four homers, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored in 85 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Retreats to bench Sunday

    Olivares is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    Olivares had started each of the past four games -- two against right-handed starting pitchers and two against lefties -- while going 5-for-15 with a pair of solo home runs and an additional run. The 28-year-old still looks like the Pirates' fourth outfielder/backup designated hitter, but he's playing regularly versus lefties and often enough against righties to warrant consideration for a roster spot in deeper mixed leagues.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Clubs two homers in loss

    Olivares went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs during Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Tigers.

    The 28-year-old put Pittsburgh on the board with a solo blast during the second inning and followed up with another solo shot in the sixth. Olivares hasn't been an everyday starter in the early going with six starts through 12 games, though his three homers and .321/.367/.679 slash line in 30 plate appearances could certainly earn him more playing time.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Occupying right field Monday

    Olivares will start in right field and bat fifth in Monday's game versus the Nationals.

    Most of Olivares' playing time this season will likely come against left-handers, and luckily for him, the Pirates have faced five southpaw starters in as many games to open the campaign. Olivares has been in the lineup four times, reaching base five times and hitting a home run in the first three of those contests.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Gets start versus southpaw

    Olivares is starting in right field and batting fifth in Friday's game in Miami, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Olivares didn't start Opening Day against a lefty, but he gets the nod in the second game with southpaw A.J. Puk on the hill. The left-handed hitting Jack Suwinski has been on the bench for both games.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Sluggish start to spring

    Olivares is 2-for-18 with four strikeouts in Grapefruit League action.

    The Pirates acquired Olivares this winter, and he should have a role in right field with the team in 2024. Exactly how much he'll play is unclear, as the Pirates also have Josh Palacios (leg) and Connor Joe as potential fits at the position. Olivares's spring performance isn't ideal given the competition for playing time, though his adequate 22.2 percent strikeout rate suggests a few more hits could start falling in soon.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Settles at $1.35 million

    Olivares signed a $1.35 million contract with the Pirates on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    After slashing .263/.317/.452 with 36 RBI across 385 plate appearances last season with Kansas City, Olivares was traded to Pittsburgh in December. The 27-year-old outfielder boasts an .800 OPS against southpaws since 2021 and figures to be a regular part of Pittsburgh's lineup in 2024.

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  • Pirates' Edward Olivares: Traded to Pirates

    The Royals traded Olivares to the Pirates on Friday in exchange for Deivis Nadal, Anne Rogers of reports.

    With the signing of Chris Stratton becoming official Friday, the Royals unloaded Olivares to make room on their 40-man roster. The 27-year-old will likely be used both in the outfield and as a designated hitter next season, and he provides a significant boost to Pittsburgh's lineup against lefties after slashing .277/.339/.518 versus southpaws last season.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Swats 12th homer

    Olivares went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Yankees.

    From the start of September, Olivares went 23-for-70 (.329) with six homers, 16 RBI and two stolen bases over 22 games. It was a strong finish to the campaign for the outfielder, who has hit for a decent average at times with little pop. For the season, he slashed .263/.317/.452 with 12 long balls, 11 stolen bases, 36 RBI, 47 runs scored, 23 doubles and four triples across 385 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Lifts 11th homer

    Olivares went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's 12-5 win over the Yankees.

    Olivares went 13 games without a homer before Friday's blast, though he hit .318 (14-for-44) with four doubles and two stolen bases in that span. The 27-year-old's long ball came in the first inning as part of a nine-run blitz to begin the contest. He's up to 11 homers, 35 RBI, 46 runs scored, 11 steals and a .264/.318/.447 slash line through 105 games this season.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Not starting Saturday

    Olivares isn't in the Royals' lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

    Olivares will step out of the lineup after slugging a two-run home run during Friday's win. Salvador Perez will shift to the DH spot in Olivares' absence while Logan Porter starts behind the dish.

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  • Royals' Edward Olivares: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Olivares is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    Olivares started four of Kansas City's past five games and will take a seat Tuesday after going 4-for-14 with a double, two walks, two steals, two RBI and two runs during that stretch. Nelson Velazquez will serve as the designated hitter while Kyle Isbel receives a start in the outfield.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R