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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) 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

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MLB.com'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

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Henderson Alvarez is heading for an MRI on his right elbow.

The Marlins' ace has never dealt with elbow issues in his past, but it's certainly discouraging news after he picked up his second loss of the season against the Rays on Saturday. More should be known on his status after the exam, but fantasy owners should have an alternative option ready in the event that Alvarez can't make his next scheduled start.
Apr 12 - 6:40 PM

Henderson Alvarez surrendered four runs in five innings en route to his second loss in Sunday's start against the Rays.

David DeJesus broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with a three-run home run off of Alvarez. On the afternoon, Alvarez yielded seven hits, walked one, and struck out three. Alvarez took the loss despite a strong 2015 debut against the Braves on Opening Day and is now 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in his first two starts. He'll try to improve in his next outing at Citi Field against the Mets.
Apr 12 - 4:54 PM

Henderson Alvarez was solid in Monday's Opening Day start against the Braves, allowing two runs over seven innings, but was saddled with a loss.

Opposing starter Julio Teheran was able to navigate his way out of trouble just a little bit better on this afternoon. Alvarez allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out two in the effort. The performance is emblematic of what to expect over the long haul, as he doesn't miss many bats but has great control. Alvarez posted a 2.65 ERA over 30 starts last season.
Apr 6 - 7:30 PM

The Marlins have named Henderson Alvarez their Opening Day starter.

He'll toe the rubber on April 6 versus the Braves. The honor for Alvarez is well earned, as the right-hander is coming off a season where he held a 2.65 ERA across 30 starts. His fantasy value is held down by his lack of strikeouts, but he's still a mixed league-worthy asset.
Mar 29 - 10:59 AM

Henderson Alvarez allowed two runs and four hits over three innings before rain cut short his outing Thursday against the Cardinals.

Alvarez finished his day in the bullpen while the game was delayed, so he still got all of his work in. He has a 5.54 ERA in 13 innings this spring.
Mar 26 - 5:44 PM

Henderson Alvarez started and pitched a pair of scoreless frames Saturday as the Mets beat a Mets split-squad 8-7.

Alvarez is expected to be the Marlins' Opening Day starter in Jose Fernandez's absence. He's still not particularly highly regarded in fantasy leagues, even though he finished last year 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts. It's partly because he's not a strikeout guy, but that shouldn't prevent him from remaining a well above average starter.
Mar 7 - 5:50 PM

Marlins and RHP Henderson Alvarez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.

It's a massive but well-earned raise for Alvarez in his first year of arbitration eligibility after he posted a 2.65 ERA in 2014. He'll again be a huge part of the Marlins' rotation in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:18 PM

Henderson Alvarez allowed 11 hits but just one run over seven innings Sunday, taking a tough-luck loss against the Nationals.

Alvarez pitched well enough to get the win, but he was on the wrong side of Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter. It's the second year in a row a no-hitter has been thrown in Alvarez' final start -- last year, he no-hit the Tigers on the last day of the season. Despite the bad luck Sunday, it was a great year for the 24-year-old -- he ends the season with a 12-7 record, 2.65 ERA and three complete games in 30 starts. He should only continue to get better going forward.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez was terrific on Tuesday, tossing 7 2/3 shutout innings as the Marlins edged out the Phillies.

Opposing starter Cole Hamels, of all people, was the only Phillie to register an extra-base hit (a double) against Alvarez. Overall, the right-hander yielded five hits and a walk while striking out two. Alvarez has put together a strong season in Miami, now the owner of a 12-6 record with a 2.70 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 108/33 K/BB ratio. He'll make his final start of the season on the road against the Nationals on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:31:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez improved to 11-6, giving up just two runs over six innings as the Marlins handed the Mets a 4-3 loss on Wednesday.

Alvarez scattered eight hits, all singles, while walking two and striking out four. The right-hander has mostly been solid since a stint on the disabled list in the first half of August. On the season, he owns a 2.82 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP, and a 106/32 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will match up against the Phillies at home on Tuesday in his next outing.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Nick Masset
8Aaron Crow