On August 27, 2008 — 2008 – Major League Baseball places Pedro Alvarez on the restricted list for failing to sign the contract he verbally agreed to prior to the August 15th signing deadline. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Alvarez second overall in the 2008 amateur draft.


Support This Day In Baseball on Patreon


Sources:
Baseball Reference August 27
National Pastime August 27
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game