Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 5 days ago

Alvarez was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with right shoulder inflammation, MLB.com's Clark Spencer reports.

He gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts over five innings Friday and apparently reaggravated the shoulder issue that had him on the DL just days prior to Friday's start. We should know more about the severity of the injury in the coming days. Justin Nicolino would seem to be an obvious candidate to be called up from Triple-A to take his rotation spot.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 5 days ago

Alvarez has been pitching several seasons with a partial UCL tear, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

The severity of the tear is unclear but it's not severe enough to stop him from pitching. Miami was apparently aware of the UCL tear when they traded for him. Considering he has been pitching through the injury for a significant period of time he should not be downgraded significantly because of this news.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 week ago

Alvarez struggled in his return from the disabled list Sunday, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.2 innings pitched during a loss to the Braves.

It didn't really matter how Alvarez pitched as Shelby Miller dominated the Marlins' bats on the other side. On the positive side, right-hander was able to overcome a five-run second inning and pitch into the sixth while throwing 85 pitches. Alvarez has had a bumpy start to the season and now owns a 6.23 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 17.1 innings pitched around his DL stint. He'll look to get back on track Friday against the Orioles.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder) has been activated from the 15-day DL and will start Sunday's game against the Braves, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Alvarez had already been announced as Sunday's starter, and is set to square off against Shelby Miller and the Braves. After tossing six scoreless innings in a rehab start Tuesday, the 25-year-old right hander is finally set to see another Major League start after spending just over a month on the shelf. Alvarez will look to put a rocky start (six earned runs in 12 innings) behind him, and return to his 2014 form where he posted a career-best 2.65 ERA and pitched three shutouts.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Alvarez will return to the Marlins and start Sunday's game against the Braves, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Alvarez is fortunate enough to make his return against the weak-hitting Atlanta lineup, so he could be a decent value in daily leagues. Two starts in 2015 isn't enough to say whether Alvarez will be in his All-Star 2014 form, but he should at least be seen as a league-average starter going forward.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder) tossed six scoreless innings Tuesday during a rehab appearance at High-A Jupiter.

The right-hander allowed four hits with five strikeouts and no walks, while inducing eight ground-ball outs in the effort. Though the team has yet to officially announce his next move, Alvarez could be back in the big leagues as early as Sunday.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 3 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Upon completion of a 50-pitch extended spring training outing Thursday, Alvarez was given the green light to pitch in a minor league game. Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Alvarez, who has been on the DL with shoulder inflammation since Apr. 13, sat around 91-92 mph with his fastball in the extended spring start. The team will re-evaluate Alvarez after Tuesday's game.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.