Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 4 days ago

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez was diagnosed with a tear in his right shoulder Tuesday, and he will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery, according to MLB.com. Alvarez suffered a setback as he was rehabbing from a previous injury and a new evaluation revealed the tear. The 25-year-old won 12 games and posted a 2.65 ERA last season en route to an All-Star selection, but he has been limited to just four starts this season because of shoulder problems. "I think he's a definite out-for-the-season candidate now," manager Dan Jennings said. "To be determined. I think depending upon the actual severity of the tear and just the timetable, we'll know more after the procedure's complete. Up until game time we've had our last three All-Stars (Alvarez, Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon) (need) to be shut down. It's a little frustrating when you've got quality, you don't want to see anyone injured, but certainly you don't want to see your guys get shut down for an extended period of time."

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 week ago

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez will visit Dr. James Andrews this week regarding his injured shoulder, according to MLB.com. Alvarez, who has not pitched in the major leagues since late May, suffered a setback in his rehab stint and could be headed for surgery depending on what his appointment reveals.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Alvarez (shoulder) departed on a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Wednesday, Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Alvarez will head out on a rehab assignment a bit ahead of the expected schedule. The long rehab process from a partially-torn UCL is finally in the late stages, but he'll likely require a fair number of rehab assignments to rebuild his arm strength and stamina before finally rejoining the rotation.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 month ago

Alvarez (shoulder) threw a successful 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break, the Miami Herald reports.

Alvarez has been limited to just four starts on the season after breaking out with a 2.65 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 187 innings pitched in 2014. He's currently working his way back from a second stint on the disabled list due to the shoulder injury, so the team will continue to take things slowly as he rebuilds arm strength. If he is indeed able to head out for a rehab assignment right after the break, Alvarez would have a chance to rejoin the Marlins rotation by the end of July.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 month ago

Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session Saturday, the Miami Herald reports.

The right-hander is working his way back from a second stint on the DL this season due to his balky throwing shoulder and finally appears to be making some progress. He's currently throwing on flat ground at a distance of 120 feet and will get back onto a mound this weekend. The Marlins have had a number of injured starters get back to the field recently and can afford to take things slowly with Alvarez given their new-found rotation depth.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 months ago

Alvarez (shoulder) is no longer suffering from inflammation in his right shoulder has begun throwing on flat ground, the Miami Herald reports.

While this is certainly an improvement from the "no-throw" status that Alvarez had been under, the right-hander remains without a clear timetable to return. He is currently throwing from a distance of 60-feet, but it will be difficult to project a return date until he begins throwing off of a mound. Alvarez has made just four starts this season, holding a 6.45 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 22.1 innings pitched.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 months ago

Alvarez (shoulder) remains on a no-throw schedule, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Alvarez, who was placed on the DL on May 22, has been shut down for the Marlins for the time being in an effort to help the inflammation in his shoulder calm down. Once the Marlins feel he's built up enough strength in the shoulder, Alvarez will gradually start throwing again. The Marlins haven't provided an estimated return date for the right-hander.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.