Eddy Alvarez, an infielder and a two-time Olympic silver medalist, has signed a contract with the Dodgers. Major League Baseball's ongoing owner-imposed lockout necessitates that Alvarez's contract is of the minor-league variety. (MLB teams are currently prohibited from signing players to big-league contracts, or from executing transactions involving players on a 40-man roster.)
Here's Alvarez's post in full:
First off, I want to take a moment and give thanks to the Miami Marlins for making a hometown kids dream come true. Stepping on my first Big League field wearing a uni I idolized ever since I was a boy, was probably one of the most unbelievable feelings in my athletic career. I literally played in my back yard!
But… Baseball has its unpredictability, more often than not. I’m excited to announce this unbelievable chance to be apart of this historic organization. Here’s to 2022 🥂#letsgododgers
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