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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
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Henderson Alvarez underwent surgery on his upper right (throwing) arm on Tuesday.
Alvarez had a bicep tenodesis procedure as well as an excision of a bony exostosis in his shoulder, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. It's the second major upper-arm surgery for Alvarez in the last 14 months and he heads back into free agency as a big question mark. The 26-year-old got a one-year, $4.25 million deal from Oakland last winter but didn't throw a single pitch in an Athletics uniform. Sep 20 - 11:45 PM

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Henderson Alvarez is scheduled to have his shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

The Athletics gave Alvarez a one-year, $4.25 million contract over the winter, but he didn't throw a pitch in the majors this season and is now headed for his second shoulder surgery in the past 14 months. More should be known about a timetable once the procedure is completed.
Sep 19 - 7:32 PM

Henderson Alvarez will undergo his second shoulder next week.

The 26-year-old hurler attempted to return several times this season, but experienced multiple setbacks along the way. There won't be a clear timetable for his recovery until the surgery is performed.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Sep 15 - 6:57 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

Alvarez had another setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder. He didn't throw a single pitch for Oakland this season after signing a one-year, $4.25 million free agent contract with the club in December. The 26-year-old will pay another visit to Dr. James Andrews and could be facing a second major shoulder procedure.
Sep 6 - 7:12 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is scheduled to make his third minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Saturday.

The A's haven't decided what the plan is after that outing. If he pitches well, he could be cleared to rejoin the big laegue club in some capacity. He's expected to work out of the bullpen once he joins the A's.
Sep 2 - 7:47 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Tuesday.

Alvarez has been shut down since mid-June due to a setback with his surgically-repaired shoulder, but he was finally able to resume a minor league rehab assignment last week. At this point, the best-case scenario is that he joins the A's as a reliever down the stretch.
Aug 29 - 8:13 PM

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

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

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