Manager Dusty Baker said doctors weren’t able to find any cause of the breathing issues. Alvarez was at the ballpark but under a concussion-like protocol in which the team was monitoring his every move.
Baker said Alvarez could return to the lineup for the finale of the three-game series Sunday.
“He’s better,” Baker said. “We’ve still got to watch him. He’s under what’s similar to a concussion protocol, where you’ve got to watch him. You don’t want him to maybe fall out. They couldn’t find anything, but that doesn’t mean nothing’s wrong.”
Baker called it a frightening situation but added he was somewhat relieved that one of the game’s most feared hitters was apparently not stricken with a serious medical problem.
“We’re just going to wait today,” the manager added. “We’ll see how he is tomorrow. He’ll probably DH if he’s feeling all right.”