Edison Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic, but now makes his home in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He is originally from the same town as Gateway shortstop Vladimir Frias. During four seasons with the Twins, Alvarez appeared mostly in relief. He made five starts compared to 77 relief appearances. Despite decent numbers in the Dominican Summer League and Gulf Coast League, he was released after the 2009 season.
In 2013 Alvarez made his Pecos League debut. He was 8-1 with a 2.05 ERA for the Las Vegas (NM) Train Robbers. During his time in the Pecos League he was the league’s pitcher of the year. Overall in his professional career he is 18-10 with at 2.24 ERA.