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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) has progressed to playing catch from a distance of 60 feet.
He continues to battle back from inflammation in his pitching shoulder, an injury that has bothered him since mid-April. The plan calls for him to continue to get stretched out and build up arm strength before beginning a minor league rehab assignment. It would be surprising to see him return to the rotation before the All-Star break. Jun 12 - 8:54 PM

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Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) isn't expected to resume playing catch for at least another week.

Alvarez is still battling inflammation in his pitching shoulder, an ailment he's dealt with since mid-April. He won't be returning anytime soon. "[It is] a little bit frustrating, but what are we going to do?" Alvarez said. "We're here working to have the inflammation to go down."
Source: Miami Herald
Jun 1 - 6:34 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Henderson Alvarez's right shoulder showed no major structural damage.

Alvarez was placed on the disabled list April 22 with shoulder inflammation. He had also been pitching through a partially-torn UCL in his right elbow. There is no timetable for his return to the Marlins' rotation.
May 26 - 5:09 PM

Marlins placed RHP Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

In addition to the shoulder injury, Alvarez also revealed this week that he has been pitching through a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. The 25-year-old owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7/3 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings on the season. The timetable for his return to the mound is unclear at this point.
May 22 - 11:54 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Henderson Alvarez has been pitching through a "90 percent tear" of his right ulnar collateral ligament "for years."

This is the first we've heard about a UCL issue for Alvarez, although he had a brief elbow problem last season and there were whispers when he went on the disabled list last month that he had an elbow injury in addition to a shoulder ailment. There have been some that have pitched through ligament damage in the past, although it's hard to imagine anyone pitching with as much of a tear that Alvarez apparently has. It certainly makes him a medical red flag moving forward.
May 22 - 12:07 PM

Henderson Alvarez, making his first start since April 12, struggled against the Braves and took the loss after allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday.

To be fair, there was nothing Alvarez could have done to outduel opposing starter Shelby Miller besides actually throwing a no-hitter. Nevertheless, the Marlins were hoping for a better performance in his first start back after a stint on the DL due to right shoulder inflammation. He allowed nine hits and walked two while striking out only two. Five of the six runs scored in a long second inning. Alvarez, with a 6.23 ERA, will look to improve in his next start, which comes at home against the Orioles.
May 17 - 3:33 PM

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

He'll make his return to the rotation on Sunday against the Braves. Alvarez needed just one rehab start even though he missed over a month of action with inflammation in his pitching shoulder, but the Fish thought he was ready after tossing six shutout frames on Tuesday.
May 17 - 8:25 AM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start for the Marlins on Sunday.

He has been sidelined since mid-April due to right shoulder inflammation. While it has yet to be confirmed, it sounds as though Tom Koehler will be shifted to the bullpen to make room in the Marlins rotation.
May 16 - 12:27 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) struck out five over six scoreless innings in a rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday.

He allowed just four hits and didn't walk anyone. The Marlins haven't officially committed to it yet, but there would seem to be a good chance that Alvarez will be ready to rejoin the rotation on Sunday versus the Braves. He's been out since mid-April with right shoulder inflammation.
May 13 - 9:00 AM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) threw 50 pitches in an extended spring training game on Thursday without issue.

He's expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday with High-A Jupiter. After one or two starts in the minors, he should be ready to rejoin the Marlins rotation, at which point David Phelps could get pushed back to the bullpen.
May 7 - 8:33 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) could begin playing catch early next week.

Alvarez landed on the disabled list this week with right shoulder inflammation, but the Marlins are hopeful that he might not have to miss much more than the minimum. David Phelps will take his spot in the rotation for now.
Apr 16 - 5:21 PM's Joe Frisaro reports that the "general feeling" is that Henderson Alvarez's right shoulder injury is not considered serious.

The Marlins haven't officially revealed what an MRI of Alvarez's shoulder revealed, but it sounds like it was just inflammation. Frisaro says the righty could be sidelined for "a month or less, maybe even close to 15 days." It's obviously a big relief for the Marlins, as there had seemed to be a high level of concern. David Phelps will take Alvarez's spot in the rotation.
Apr 13 - 5:04 PM

Marlins placed RHP Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

It's a big blow to the Marlins. Last season, Alvarez posted a 2.65 ERA over 187 innings. An MRI was inconclusive, but you can expect the Marlins to be careful with the 25-year-old starter. No timetable has been set for his return, as there is some degree of uncertainty as to how severe the injury might be.
Apr 13 - 2:37 PM

According to the Miami Harold's Clark Spencer, Henderson Alvarez is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury.

Spencer's source said that the result of the MRI was inconclusive, so the severity of the injury is still unknown. The injury concern cropped up following Alvarez's start against the Rays. In that outing, he surrendered four runs in five innings. Alvarez will most likely undergo further tests and be reevaluated before a future rehab plan is set in place.
Apr 13 - 1:57 PM

According to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi, the Marlins are more concerned with Henderson Alvarez's shoulder than his elbow

Alvarez will undergo an MRI on Monday. Most of the focus after Sunday's game against the Rays revolved around a potential elbow issue, but there's apparently concern a greater concern about the shoulder within the team. The ace right-hander doesn't have a history of arm injuries. Shoulder or elbow, Alvarez's status moving forward will become more clear following the results of the MRI.
Apr 13 - 11:54 AM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Dan Haren
4David Phelps
5Tom Koehler
6Jose Urena
7Brad Hand
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Carter Capps
6Jarred Cosart
7Steve Cishek
8Aaron Crow