Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder/elbow) is expected to play catch at some point this week, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reported Monday.

The team is reportedly optimistic about the injury at this point as an MRI revealed only inflammation. It's possible that Alvarez could return in about three weeks and get back into the rotation by mid-May if all goes well as he ramps up physical activity. The Marlins will rely on David Phelps in the meantime to hold down Alvarez' spot in the rotation.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder) may start playing catch early next week, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

If Alvarez can resume throwing just a week after suffering the injury, it would be an excellent sign for his chances of making a quick return. There haven't been may updates since he was placed on the disabled list Monday, but it seems the right-hander has a shot to rejoin the rotation at the end of April, or at least in early-to-mid May.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun Sentinel reports.

Alvarez was scheduled to undergo a precautionary MRI to diagnose elbow/shoulder issues, and although the exact results have yet to be disclosed, the nature of the injury was concerning enough to force the right-hander to the disabled list. Carter Capps was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move, and could represent one potential candidate to replace Alvarez in the rotation in the short term.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Alvarez is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

The Marlins have not provided an official update on Alvarez's health, but it appears he will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Expect more news regarding Alvarez's status to become available in the near future.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 3 weeks ago

The Marlins are more concerned about a potential injury to Alvarez's shoulder than his elbow, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

It was announced Sunday that Alvarez would undergo a precautionary MRI on his right elbow, but it appears he may be dealing with another injury. It's not clear if or how the elbow and shoulder injuries are connected, but expect the Marlins to provide an update on Alvarez's status after he is examined Monday.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Alvarez is having precautionary X-rays taken on his right elbow, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

Alvarez should be considered day-to-day at the moment while he awaits word of the X-ray results. Ditching Alvarez before the results of the X-rays are made public might be a premature move since it's certainly possible for the 24-year-old to return to the mound in short order if he's given good news.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 month ago

Alvarez struck out a pair and held the Braves to two runs on six hits over seven innings in a losing effort Monday.

He pitched well enough to keep the Marlins in the game, but the Miami offense couldn't solve Julio Teheran and the Atlanta bullpen, plating just one run on the afternoon. Alvarez threw 56 of his 81 pitches for strikes Monday, and his next start will come Sunday at home against the Rays.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 month ago

Alvarez will the be Marlins' Opening Day starter, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Alvarez gets the nod to take on the Braves for Miami's opener after proving to be the teams most consistent starter during the 2014 season. He's struggled during the exhibition season, posting a 5.54 ERA but with a strong 8:2 K:BB ratio over 13 Grapefruit League innings. Alvarez collected a 2.65 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 187 inninga pitched last season and will keep the top spot in the Marlins rotation warm for the until Jose Fernandez is ready to return over the summer.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 4 months ago

Alvarez agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

Relying heavily on the groundball (53.8% GB%), Alvarez posted a 2.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 30 starts for Miami last season en route to his first All-Star bid. He'll be rewarded in his first year of arbitration with a significant pay raise, and while he doesn't strike out enough batters to ever be among the elite starting pitching options (just 4.8 K/9 for career), his contributions in the ratio categories and potential for wins on an improved team will make him a popular target for many in the middle rounds this spring.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 7 months ago

Alvarez closed his breakout 2014 campaign with a tough-luck loss Sunday, hurling seven innings of one-run ball.

A year ago, Alvarez tossed a no-hitter on the final Sunday of the season, but this time around he was out-dueled by the Nationals' Jordan Zimmerman who spun a no-hitter of his own. The setback closes the book on what has been a breakout season for the 24-year-old Alvarez as he worked his power sinker to a 12-7 record, posting an excellent 2.65 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 111:33 K:BB ratio across 187 innings pitched. Alvarez posted the sixth-best ERA in the National League among qualified starters while twirling a league-best three complete-game shutouts. He'll enter the 2015 season as the Marlins' de-facto ace until Jose Fernandez is ready to reclaim the top spot in Miami's rotation.