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Henderson Alvarez | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / TOR
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Athletics general manager David Frost said Sunday that Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is unlikely to debut with the club before May.
The 25-year-old hurler, who was signed to a $4.25 million contract this winter, is in the process of recovering from shoulder surgery. Upon his return, he'll have to battle Sean Nolin or Chris Bassitt for a spot at the back end of the A's rotation. Jan 24 - 10:40 PM

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Athletics signed RHP Henderson Alvarez to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

He can earn an additional $1.6 million in games started incentives. Alvarez is an obvious health risk as he makes his way back from shoulder surgery, but this is a nice low-risk gamble by the A's, especially since they'll retain his control in 2017. Alvarez holds a career 3.80 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 296/129 K/BB ratio over 563 big league innings. The right-hander will be throwing off a mound in early March and could be ready to join the A's rotation by May.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 06:19:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Henderson Alvarez is nearing a contract with the Athletics.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says the deal will be worth $4.25 million guaranteed and can max out at $5.85 million if Alvarez hits all his incentives. The Marlins non-tendered Alvarez earlier this month, as they didn't want to pay him a raise in arbitration as he was working his way back from shoulder surgery. The right-hander boasts a career 3.80 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 296/129 K/BB ratio over 563 big league innings and could be ready to pitch by Opening Day. It might wind up being a nice gamble by the A's, especially since they'll also retain control of him for 2017 in what would be his final arbitration year.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that free agent Henderson Alvarez has already attracted interest from at least 10 teams.

Alvarez was non-tendered by the Marlins earlier in the week. He's in the process of recovering from shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready to return near the start of the regular season. Still just 25-years-old, Alvarez owns a career 3.80 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 296/129 K/BB ratio over 563 big league innings.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:48:00 AM

Marlins non-tendered RHP Henderson Alvarez.

Alvarez is currently rehabbing from the season-ending shoulder surgery he underwent in July, but it's possible he'll be ready to pitch at or near the start of the 2016 season. And yet the Marlins opted to non-tender him rather than go to arbitration. When healthy, the 25-year-old right-hander has a legitimate major league arm. In his last full season (2014), he pitched to a 2.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 111/33 K/BB ratio over 187 innings. Alvarez also registered three shutouts that year for Miami. There should be a ton of interest awaiting him on the open market.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 09:11:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) could be ready to return by Opening Day.

His surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, told him that he can begin his throwing program on December 1, which would put his return right around the start of the regular season. Even if he isn't ready for the start of the season, it shouldn't be long into it before he's ready to return. He's a candidate to be non-tendered by the Marlins this winter.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Marlins activated RHP Henderson Alvarez from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Alvarez's status is a bit up in the air following shoulder surgery in July, as he seems likely to begin 2016 on the disabled list. It's possible the Marlins could consider non-tendering him this winter.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will not be ready for the start of spring training in 2016.

Alvarez made just four starts for the Marlins in 2015 before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in July. And his rehab is expected to extend into next summer. The 25-year-old right-hander registered a shiny 2.65 ERA across 187 innings for Miami in 2014, but he may be a non-tender candidate this winter because of his uncertain health status.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Marlins transferred RHP Henderson Alvarez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Alvarez made just four starts for the Marlins this season before undergoing shoulder surgery in late July.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Henderson Alvarez is undergoing shoulder surgery.

Alvarez was examined this week by Dr. James Andrews, who apparently recommended the shoulder procedure. The 25-year-old right-hander was limited to just four starts this season because of what was originally labeled shoulder inflammation. It's not clear if he'll be ready by next spring. Shoulders are often trickier than elbows.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:14:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 06:56:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 08:17:00 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.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 04:30:00 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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:42:00 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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Coco Crisp
3Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Lambo
3Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Henderson Alvarez
6Kendall Graveman
7Jarrod Parker
8Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Fernando Rodriguez
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Ryan Dull
8R.J. Alvarez
9Aaron Brooks
10Taylor Thompson
11Ryan Brasier