Wright originally did not pick Alvarez for the Home Run Derby, then selected him Thursday when Carlos Gonzalez pulled out. Pirates fans still jeered Captain America for the original slight.
"I'm really good friends with David. We've always been great friends," Alvarez told reporters at Monday's All-Star media event. "I felt for the guy because sometimes things are blown out of proportion. I think that's exactly what it was.
"I obviously appreciate the support that I get from my fans and everything, but it's just one of those things that kind of got blown out of proportion. At the end of the day I'm here now. But, obviously, me and David have had a good relationship for the last few years. I felt bad for the guy."