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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 (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

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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

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw four innings at High-A Stockton on Saturday.

Alvarez has posted a 1.80 ERA through two rehab starts, yielding four hits and no walks in five innings. The right-hander could become an option for the A's rotation in early-to-mid May if everything continues to go smoothly. He made just four appearances last season for the Marlins before coming down with shoulder problems that eventually required major surgery. Oakland took a smart one-year, $4.25 million gamble on the 26-year-old Alvarez this winter.
Apr 28 - 11:33 AM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw off flat ground on Wednesday.

According to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group, the next stretch of Alvarez's rehab will be determined within the next few days. He has been throwing issue-free bullpen sessions and simulated games. The 26-year-old right-hander made just four starts last year before shoulder woes eventually led to surgery in July.
Apr 27 - 5:17 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will move his rehab to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

Alvarez is nearing a return from shoulder surgery. The right-hander scattered three hits and one run over three innings in his first rehab appearance Wednesday for High-A Stockton. He's expected to throw around 45 pitches on Monday.
Apr 21 - 5:44 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Wednesday.

Alvarez has made it through multiple bullpen sessions and simulated games without issue. He could become an option for the A's rotation in mid-to-late May and is an intriguing name for deep mixed fantasy leaguers. The right-hander was limited to four starts last season because of a shoulder problem that eventually required surgery, but he registered a 2.65 ERA across 187 innings for the Marlins in 2014.
Apr 19 - 4:29 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Sunday.

If all goes well, he'll then be cleared to head out on a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, he could be cleared to rejoin the Athletics rotation at some point in mid-to-late May.
Apr 16 - 1:40 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw 30 pitches in a simulated game on Friday without any issues.

The next logical step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery will be to head out on a minor league rehab assignment, though he could throw one more simulated game first. He still isn't expected to rejoin the A's rotation until some point in late May, though he's certainly trending in the right direction.
Apr 15 - 10:04 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will throw a simulated game Friday in Oakland.

Alvarez threw two sets of 15 pitches Monday without issue and is ready to take the next step in his recovery from shoulder surgery. The hope is that he'll become an option for the A's rotation in May.
Apr 13 - 1:57 PM

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