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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Henderson Alvarez has signed with the independent league Long Island Ducks.
Alvarez is hoping to show he's healthy in indy ball after missing most of the last two seasons with shoulder issues. If he can, he could be scooped up by a major league team relatively quickly. Either way, it's unlikely he'll contribute in 2017. Jul 14 - 12:39 PM

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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, free agent Henderson Alvarez has a showcase Friday morning in Miami.

Heyman says 14 teams have already expressed interest in Alvarez, who is finally back to 100 percent after batting serious shoulder troubles for the last few years. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 2015.
Jun 22 - 1:50 PM

Free agent right-hander Henderson Alvarez said he plans to throw for MLB scouts in March.

Alvarez has been through nearly as many surgeries as live major league appearances over the last two seasons due to shoulder trouble, but the 26-year-old is currently long-tossing from 120 feet and feeling strong. He told Manolo Hernandez of Beisbol Por Gotas on Tuesday that seven teams have asked for updates on his progress. There should be a minor league contract out there somewhere for him.
Feb 21 - 7:20 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that "many teams" have requested medicals on Henderson Alvarez.

The length of Alvarez's medicals are War and Peace-esque at this point, but Heyman says the righty is expected to be game-ready by May after surgery last September on his biceps and shoulder. The right-hander is obviously a huge question mark after making just four starts in the majors the last two years due to injury, but he'll only cost a minor league deal at this point.
Jan 29 - 1:48 PM

Athletics sent RHP Henderson Alvarez outright to Triple-A Nashville.

The A's have cleared a ton of space on their 40-man roster the last couple days. Alvarez had surgery on his biceps and shoulder last month and is a non-tender candidate this winter.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 02:07:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:45:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 07:32:00 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
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 06:57:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 07:12:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 07:47:00 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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 08:13:00 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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 02:29:00 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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 06:29:00 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.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:46:00 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.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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