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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Henderson Alvarez received a platelet rich plasma injection in his right shoulder last week.
He won't be able to throw for at least three more weeks. The good news is that Alvarez's MRI revealed no structural damage so it doesn't look like he'll need surgery. Regardless, we won't be seeing Alvarez in a big league game anytime soon. Jun 25 - 9:10 PM

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Athletics transferred RHP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a formality as Alvarez has already missed more than 60 days. Alvarez recently suffered another setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery. He's still without a timetable.
Jun 25 - 5:38 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) visited with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.

That's never a good sign. This is the second time Alvarez has visited Andrews as he tries to sort out what's wrong with his injured shoulder. The right-hander has encountered multiple setbacks in his recovery from shoulder surgery and it's anyone's guess when he'll be back in the A's rotation. It's been over a year since Alvarez last pitched in the big leagues.
Jun 23 - 8:51 PM

Henderson Alvarez has been shut down after having another setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder.

Alvarez had appeared to be back on track after having a setback last month, but he felt renewed soreness during his last rehab start Saturday. The right-hander will report to Oakland on Tuesday before the next step is determined. Obviously he's not going to be with the A's for a while.
Jun 19 - 2:14 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is slated to make a rehab start at Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.

Alvarez is scheduled to pitch five or six innings. It has been a long, long recovery trail for the 26-year-old right-hander, who initially underwent a major surgery on his right shoulder last July. He was close to returning in May, but then suffered a setback and had to be shut down again. Fingers crossed that his current rehab assignment will be the last one he needs to endure.
Jun 15 - 7:15 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

"Felt great," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said of Alvarez. "Considering his next step now." Alvarez had a setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder last month but appears close to resuming a rehab assignment. He's certainly not out of the woods yet, though.
Jun 5 - 12:46 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) played catch on flat ground Monday without issue.

He's been playing catch now for a week since going through a shutdown period in mid-May. Alvarez is on his way back from major shoulder surgery and currently has no timetable for activation. He was looking pretty sharp in the minors before this latest setback.
May 30 - 2:46 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will throw from 90 feet on Wednesday.

Alvarez threw from 75 feet on Tuesday and reported no issues. He will stretch out his catch session Wednesday as he works his way back from a July shoulder surgery. If the 26-year-old right-hander makes it through Wednesday without a setback, the A's will then determine the next step in his rehab.
May 25 - 8:17 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will resume playing catch on Tuesday.

Alvarez has been shut down for a week after feeling some discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder during a minor league rehab start, but he's going to try ramping things up again. The A's will likely see how the shoulder responds Tuesday before deciding on the next step, so a potential timetable remains up in the air.
May 23 - 9:07 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on the right shoulder of Henderson Alvarez came back inconclusive.

The results are being sent to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Alvarez was shut down this week after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder coming out of a decent five-inning minor league rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Nashville. It was supposed to be his final rehab outing before joining the A's.
May 18 - 2:21 PM

Henderson Alvarez felt soreness in his surgically-repaired shoulder during his most recent minor league rehab start on Sunday.

Alvarez had to exit the start one inning early and was in Oakland on Monday to be examined by doctors. It's unfortunate, as the hope was that he would be ready to join the major league rotation this weekend against the Yankees. That plan is obviously on hold for now. More should be known about his status on Tuesday.
May 16 - 11:42 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) allowed two runs on six hits over five innings of work in his final minor league rehab start on Sunday.

He's expected to rejoin the Athletics rotation next weekend against the Yankees. While he doesn't possess much strikeout potential, he's certainly worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues, especially pitching half of his games at a pitcher-friendly ballpark in Oakland.
May 15 - 6:38 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to join the Athletics' rotation next weekend against the Yankees.

Alvarez will make what's expected to be his final rehab start with Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. The right-hander holds a 3.06 ERA and 12/5 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings in his first five rehab outings. Alvarez is making his way back from shoulder surgery and should provide a boost for the A's.
May 15 - 1:01 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) might only need two more rehab starts before joining the Athletics' rotation.

Manager Bob Melvin said Friday that the club got a good report on Alvarez's last rehab outing on Thursday when he allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings. Barring a setback, he'll be in the A's rotation before the end of the month.
May 6 - 5:26 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start on Thursday at Triple-A Nashville.

Alvarez spun four shutout innings at High-A Stockton on Saturday, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out four. He's expected to be stretched out to around 75 pitches or five innings in that outing. After that, he may only need one more start before he's deemed ready to rejoin the A's rotation.
Source: CSN Bay Area
May 1 - 4:38 PM

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