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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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Marlins and RHP Henderson Alvarez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.
It's a massive but well-earned raise for Alvarez in his first year of arbitration eligibility after he posted a 2.65 ERA in 2014. He'll again be a huge part of the Marlins' rotation in 2015. Jan 16 - 1:18 PM

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Henderson Alvarez allowed 11 hits but just one run over seven innings Sunday, taking a tough-luck loss against the Nationals.

Alvarez pitched well enough to get the win, but he was on the wrong side of Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter. It's the second year in a row a no-hitter has been thrown in Alvarez' final start -- last year, he no-hit the Tigers on the last day of the season. Despite the bad luck Sunday, it was a great year for the 24-year-old -- he ends the season with a 12-7 record, 2.65 ERA and three complete games in 30 starts. He should only continue to get better going forward.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez was terrific on Tuesday, tossing 7 2/3 shutout innings as the Marlins edged out the Phillies.

Opposing starter Cole Hamels, of all people, was the only Phillie to register an extra-base hit (a double) against Alvarez. Overall, the right-hander yielded five hits and a walk while striking out two. Alvarez has put together a strong season in Miami, now the owner of a 12-6 record with a 2.70 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 108/33 K/BB ratio. He'll make his final start of the season on the road against the Nationals on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:31:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez improved to 11-6, giving up just two runs over six innings as the Marlins handed the Mets a 4-3 loss on Wednesday.

Alvarez scattered eight hits, all singles, while walking two and striking out four. The right-hander has mostly been solid since a stint on the disabled list in the first half of August. On the season, he owns a 2.82 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP, and a 106/32 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will match up against the Phillies at home on Tuesday in his next outing.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez delivered a tremendous effort in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just seven hits.

Alvarez punched out four without issuing a free pass on the evening. The only blemish on his evening was allowing Chase Utley to race home on a wild pitch in the sixth inning. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.81 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 102/30 K/BB ratio through 166 1/3 innings on the year. He'll look to continue that dominance on Wednesday when he does battle against the Mets in New York.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Marlins' rotation on Friday in Philadelphia.

Alvarez left his start a week ago with a left oblique strain, but he played catch with no issues Friday and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday. Assuming he gets through that with no issues, he'll be cleared to face the Phillies. "He was feeling good. We’re anticipating him to be fine and pitch on Friday," manager Mike Redmond said. "He’s going to throw another light one to make sure. If everything goes well and he rejoins us on Friday, that would be a big lift for us."
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Monday versus the Mets with a left oblique strain.

That's awful news for the Marlins, as oblique strains often take 3-4 weeks to recover from and the 2014 regular season is in its final month. Alvarez allowed four runs -- three earned -- before exiting on Monday but still holds a sparkling 2.88 ERA on the year.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez coughed up five runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 setback against the Angels on Wednesday.

It was another shaky outing for Alvarez, who allowed eight hits, including a pair of solo homers. In his last start, he became short breath in Denver's altitude, but everything returned to normal when he returned to sea level. So that's two off nights in a row for the young hurler, who has too much talent to make a habit of it. Now 10-6 with a 2.75 ERA, Alvarez gets the Mets in his next start.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 01:32:00 AM

Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs in six innings of work on Friday.

Alvarez was the beneficiary of thirteen runs by the Marlins. It was a shaky outing, as he allowed ten hits, two of which left the yard. Justin Morneau hit a two-run shot in the third and Corey Dickerson hit another two-run homer in the sixth. Still, Alvarez picked up the win. Despite the shaky outing, he's got a 2.57 ERA and 1.22 WHIP going, in addition to a 94/28 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve on this outing when he faces the Angels in his next start.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 02:50:00 AM

Henderson Alvarez pitched seven innings of one-run baseball on Saturday, striking out six and walking one.

This was Alvarez's first start since being placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. Alvarez only missed the minimum fifteen games and appeared no worse for wear on Saturday. The Marlins won 2-1 thanks to a Cliff Pennington error, moving Alvarez's record to 9-6 on the season. Alvarez lowered his ERA to 2.43 with the effort. He has a 89/28 K/BB ratio this season.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Marlins activated RHP Henderson Alvarez from the 15-day disabled list.

The All-Star hurler spent just over the minimum amount of time required on the disabled list due to his right shoulder inflammation. He will rejoin the Marlins rotation on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, returning to a 2.48 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 83/27 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:03:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) remains on track to rejoin the Marlins' rotation on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

He should be officially cleared after throwing a bullpen session Sunday. If he is indeed activated on Thursday, Alvarez will have spent the minimum amount of time on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is aiming to rejoin the Marlins' rotation on August 14, the first day he's eligible.

An MRI on Alvarez's right shoulder confirmed that he only has inflammation. He missed three month with a shoulder issue last season, but the righty said it's not nearly as bad this time around. "Dr. [ Lee] Kaplan [of University of Miami Health System], he just told me to rest my arm for a few days and in like five or six days I could throw to see how it felt," Alvarez said. "For me I’m sad that I have to be out. At the same time, it’s good because I can avoid whatever bigger issue and just rest so that inflammation goes away quickly."
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Marlins placed RHP Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with right shoulder inflammation.

Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings in his last outing, but he evidently must have been feeling soreness then or during his between-starts bullpen session. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Jacob Turner had been set to be bounced from the rotation follow the Jarred Cosart addition, but he'll now start Sunday in Alvarez's place.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings in the Marlins' 3-0 shutout of the Nationals on Tuesday.

Alvarez had one sticky situation in the second inning that required a bit of magic -- and some luck -- but he otherwise quieted the Nationals over his seven innings. The right-hander allowed just three hits and walked four on the evening. The All-Star moved to 8-5 with a 2.48 ERA through 22 starts this season, and he'll square off with the Reds on Sunday.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:06:00 PM

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2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Scott Sizemore
3Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Reid Brignac
LF1Christian Yelich
2Tyler Colvin
3Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Vinny Rottino
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey
9Preston Claiborne
10Vin Mazzaro
11Nick Masset
12Pat Misch
13Ryan Reid