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Alvarez struck out six and walked one while holding the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits over seven innings to earn his ninth win of the season Saturday.

In his first start back from the disabled list, Alvarez should few signs of rust, and managed to survive taking a comebacker off of his left wrist part way through Saturday's start. Alvarez needed just 89 pitches to get 21 outs, and he also managed to generate 13 swinging strikes. He'll take the ball in Colorado for his next start, but the specific date is uncertain with the Marlins having a pair of off-days during the upcoming week.

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Alvarez (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday against Arizona.

Anthony DeSclafani was optioned to Triple-A to free up a roster spot for Alvarez on Friday night. Alvarez hit the disabled list on the first day of August, but made a very quick recovery from his minor shoulder ailment.

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Alvarez (shoulder) is listed as the probable starter for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Right shoulder inflammation pushed Alvarez to the DL on Aug. 1, but he was able to resume throwing less than a week later and will end up missing just over the minimum 15 days required by his stint. He threw a successful bullpen session last Sunday and is lined up to oppose Wade Miley on Saturday. Brad Penny will toe the rubber in Thursday's series opener.

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Alvarez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Alvarez is projected to return from the DL on Thursday if everything goes well Sunday.

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A preliminary exam of Alvarez's shoulder suggests that he will only miss the minimum 15 days and will begin throwing again in six days. However, he dealt with a similar injury that forced him to miss the first half of 2013.

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Henderson Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings in the Marlins' 3-0 shutout of the Nationals on Tuesday.

Alvarez had one sticky situation in the second inning that required a bit of magic -- and some luck -- but he otherwise quieted the Nationals over his seven innings. The right-hander allowed just three hits and walked four on the evening. The All-Star moved to 8-5 with a 2.48 ERA through 22 starts this season, and he'll square off with the Reds on Sunday.

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Henderson Alvarez was solid over eight innings, allowing just two runs, but took a no-decision as the Marlins won 3-2 against the Braves on Thursday.

Alvarez made one big mistake, allowing a two-run home run to Chris Johnson in the second inning. Other than that, he stymied the Braves, allowing six hits overall while walking one and striking out four. In the process, he lowers his ERA a couple points to 2.62 and is now carrying a 1.23 WHIP and a 79/23 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Nationals at home in his next start.

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Henderson Alvarez (shin) has been cleared to make his scheduled start on Thursday in Houston.

Alvarez had to leave Saturday's outing after being hit on the left shin by a comebacker, but he only has a bruise and is feeling much better. The All-Star has put up a 2.64 ERA over 20 starts for the Marlins this season.

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Henderson Alvarez left Saturday's game versus the Giants after being hit by a comebacker.

Alvarez's injury looks to be a left shin contusion. He should be considered day-to-day for now.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 Month

Henderson Alvarez was named to the National League All-Star team as an injury replacement for Jordan Zimmermann.

Alvarez will be the second member of the Marlins headed to Minneapolis, joining teammate Giancarlo Stanton. He's certainly had a deserving first half, registering a 6-4 record, 2.63 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 73/22 K/BB ratio over his 120 innings of work.