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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 will have his shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews.
Alvarez has been out since May 22 with what was originally termed shoulder inflammation. And he simply isn't getting any better. The 25-year-old right-hander has been limited to four starts this season. Jul 25 - 6:56 PM

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Henderson Alvarez is experiencing renewed soreness in his shoulder and will put his minor league rehab assignment on hold to undergo further tests.

Alvarez has been sidelined since May 22 due to inflammation in his right shoulder, and it doesn't appear that the issue is fully healed. He was on track to rejoin the Marlins rotation in early August, though now there is no clear timetable for his return.
Jul 23 - 8:17 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter.

Alvarez has been on the disabled list since May 22 with inflammation in his right shoulder. And he also has a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 25-year-old right-hander is probably going to require multiple minor league rehab outings and likely won't be an option for the Marlins' rotation until the end of July.
Jul 15 - 4:30 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment on Sunday at Single-A Jupiter.

He's expected to rejoin the rotation shortly after the All-Star break. Alvarez was placed on the disabled list April 22 with shoulder inflammation after pitching through a partially-torn UCL in his right elbow. The right-hander has a 6.45 ERA in four starts after last year's breakout campaign.
Jul 11 - 1:42 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Marlins' rotation shortly after the All-Star break.

Plagued all season by inflammation in his pitching shoulder, Alvarez will need a rehab assignment but it's unclear when he'll begin one. The right-hander has been limited to just four starts this season due to injury.
Jul 3 - 11:13 AM

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

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

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2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Michael Morse
3Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
2Donovan Solano
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Henderson Alvarez
3Mat Latos
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Bryan Morris
6Dee Gordon
7Andre Rienzo
8Aaron Crow