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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Henderson Alvarez (shin) has been cleared to make his scheduled start on Thursday in Houston.
Alvarez had to leave Saturday's outing after being hit on the left shin by a comebacker, but he only has a bruise and is feeling much better. The All-Star has put up a 2.64 ERA over 20 starts for the Marlins this season. Jul 21 - 7:36 PM
Source: Miami Herald

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Henderson Alvarez left his start Saturday against the Giants because of a left shin contusion.

Alvarez was struck on his left leg in the third inning by a Joe Panik comebacker. The right-hander wound up being charged with two runs -- one earned -- over 2 2/3 innings. He should be fine for his next start.
Jul 19 - 8:07 PM

Henderson Alvarez left his start Saturday against the Giants with an apparent leg injury.

Alvarez was struck on the back of his left leg in the third inning by a comebacker hit by San Francisco's Joe Panik. The right-hander had pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two. Sam Dyson came into the game to replace him.
Jul 19 - 7:57 PM

Henderson Alvarez was named to the National League All-Star team as an injury replacement for Jordan Zimmermann.

Alvarez will be the second member of the Marlins headed to Minneapolis, joining teammate Giancarlo Stanton. He's certainly had a deserving first half, registering a 6-4 record, 2.63 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 73/22 K/BB ratio over his 120 innings of work.
Jul 12 - 1:37 PM

Henderson Alvarez was knocked around for six runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

Alvarez entered Friday's outing with 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets, but they finally managed to get the best of him. He struck out three and walked none en route to his first loss since May 11. Even with the clunker, he'll finish off the first half with an excellent 2.63 ERA across 19 starts.
Jul 11 - 10:02 PM

Henderson Alvarez allowed one run on five hits over seven innings as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday.

Alvarez continued a string of impressive starts, allowing only a solo home run to Kolten Wong on the afternoon. He also went 3-for-4 at the dish to boot. The right-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start in his past nine outings, lowering his ERA to 2.27. Alvarez has one more start before the All-Star break, and that will come Saturday at the Mets.
Jul 6 - 8:38 PM

Henderson Alvarez took a no-decision, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Alvarez was in line for the win until Kevin Gregg allowed back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to tie the ballgame at 4-4. Alvarez was solid, however, allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out three in the effort. The right-hander's solid season continues, as he is the proud owner of a 2.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 67/21 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will face the Cardinals on the road in his next start.
Jul 1 - 11:34 PM

Henderson Alvarez improved to 5-3, allowing two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday.

That's now seven consecutive starts in which Alvarez has allowed two runs or fewer. Of the seven hits Alvarez allowed, only one went for extra bases. He also yielded only two walks while striking out three. The right-hander has an impressive 2.32 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 64/20 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Phillies again in his next start, but he'll have the benefit of home field advantage.
Jun 25 - 10:14 PM

Henderson Alvarez held the Mets scoreless over 6 1/3 innings on Friday as part of a 3-2 victory.

Alvarez got the victory, but he owes an assist to Marcell Ozuna, who threw out the potential tying run at the plate in both the eighth and ninth innings. Alvarez gave up seven hits, but six of them were singles. He also struck out five batters without issuing a walk. The 24-year-old has now thrown 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets and owns a 1.44 ERA at home this season. The strikeouts aren't always going to be there, but Alvarez is an undervalued asset in fantasy leagues.
Jun 20 - 11:06 PM

Henderson Alvarez settled for a no-decision in spite of another strong effort Sunday, as he held the Pirates to two runs over seven frames in a 3-2 victory.

Alvarez struck out six while allowing seven hits and walking two. He was in line for a hard-luck loss before the Marlins' offense rallied to tie in the eighth and eventually win in extra innings. Alvarez showed no ill effects from last week's groin injury while watching his ERA actually go up a bit to 2.56. He'll try to keep it going next weekend at home versus the Mets.
Jun 15 - 5:16 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said after Sunday's game that Henderson Alvarez suffered a strained left hip and should be able to make his next scheduled start.

Alvarez was pulled from Sunday's outing against the Cubs after he landed awkwardly while covering first base on a ground ball to Garrett Jones. He's considered day-to-day for the time being, but should be safe to insert into fantasy lineups next week.
Jun 8 - 5:58 PM

Henderson Alvarez was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Cubs in the sixth inning due to an apparent injury.

Alvarez landed awkwardly while covering first base to take a throw from Garrett Jones. He had fired 5 1/3 scoreless innings to that point, but left a pair of runners on base who both came around to score. The team should provide an update on his status and availability for his next start soon.
Jun 8 - 4:16 PM

Henderson Alvarez dazzled on Tuesday, throwing a nine-inning shutout against the Rays on just 88 pitches.

The outing marks Alvarez's league-leading third shutout of the season. The Rays banged out eight hits, but seven were singles and catcher Jeff Mathis helped erase two of them by throwing out a pair of attempted base-stealers. Alvarez also didn't issue a walk and struck out five. The effort evened out his record at 3-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.62, continuing what has been a fantastic season for the right-hander. Alvarez will face the Cubs in the road in his next outing.
Jun 3 - 9:25 PM

Henderson Alvarez (elbow) has been cleared to start on Tuesday against the Rays after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen pain-free.

Alvarez was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals with stiffness in his right elbow. Saturday's bullpen gave the Marlins all the assurance they needed to let Alvarez take his next regularly-scheduled turn in the rotation. Alvarez owns a 2.97 ERA with a 40/16 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings with a league-leading two shutouts through 11 starts this season.
May 31 - 2:03 PM

Henderson Alvarez (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday and remains on track to start Tuesday against the Rays.

Alvarez was removed from Wednesday's start after five innings due to some minor elbow soreness, but he's expected to be fine. The young right-hander sports a nice 2.97 ERA over 11 starts this season.
May 30 - 3:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Brad Hand
5Jacob Turner
6Anthony DeSclafani
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Kevin Gregg
9Dan Jennings