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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 (shoulder) will throw an inning in the Arizona League on Saturday.
It sounds like the Athletics are now preparing Alvarez to serve as a reliever down the stretch. The right-hander has been out all season because of complications related to last year's shoulder surgery. Aug 24 - 2:29 PM

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Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session in front of A's coaches Tuesday.

He worked in his slider (along with his fastball and changeup) and reported feeling good. Alvarez is still working his way back from shoulder surgery and has already encountered multiple setbacks, but he said he is hoping to pitch for Oakland before the end of the season. Even if it's in relief.
Aug 23 - 6:29 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

It was only fastballs and changeups, but the right-hander felt good. Alvarez has encountered many twists and turns as he works his way back from shoulder surgery, but he hasn't given up hope of pitching this season.
Aug 21 - 12:46 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is set to resume a throwing program.

Alvarez has had many starts and stops in his rehab from shoulder surgery, but a recent exam didn't reveal any structural damage so he'll start throwing again. At this point, the veteran righty isn't a great bet to do much for the A's this season.
Aug 7 - 10:30 AM

Henderson Alvarez's visit to an arm specialist in Dallas did not reveal any structural damage in his injured right shoulder.

Alvarez was having his shoulder checked for nerve damage. It now looks as though he is set to begin a throwing program. He has been slow to come back from shoulder surgery and has yet to pitch this season. Until Alvarez is able to gain real traction with that throwing program, it is difficult to determine when (or if) he might be ready to return to action.
Aug 3 - 9:18 PM

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

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

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Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jesse Hahn
5Chris Bassitt
6Felix Doubront
7Henderson Alvarez
8Andrew Triggs
9Ross Detwiler
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5Ryan Dull
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