Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 2 Days

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.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 4 Days

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 11 Days

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.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 12 Days

Henderson Alvarez was knocked around for six runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

Alvarez entered Friday's outing with 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets, but they finally managed to get the best of him. He struck out three and walked none en route to his first loss since May 11. Even with the clunker, he'll finish off the first half with an excellent 2.63 ERA across 19 starts.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 17 Days

Henderson Alvarez allowed one run on five hits over seven innings as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday.

Alvarez continued a string of impressive starts, allowing only a solo home run to Kolten Wong on the afternoon. He also went 3-for-4 at the dish to boot. The right-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start in his past nine outings, lowering his ERA to 2.27. Alvarez has one more start before the All-Star break, and that will come Saturday at the Mets.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 22 Days

Henderson Alvarez took a no-decision, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Alvarez was in line for the win until Kevin Gregg allowed back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to tie the ballgame at 4-4. Alvarez was solid, however, allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out three in the effort. The right-hander's solid season continues, as he is the proud owner of a 2.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 67/21 K/BB ratio. Alvarez will face the Cardinals on the road in his next start.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 28 Days

Henderson Alvarez improved to 5-3, allowing two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday.

That's now seven consecutive starts in which Alvarez has allowed two runs or fewer. Of the seven hits Alvarez allowed, only one went for extra bases. He also yielded only two walks while striking out three. The right-hander has an impressive 2.32 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 64/20 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Phillies again in his next start, but he'll have the benefit of home field advantage.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 Month

Henderson Alvarez held the Mets scoreless over 6 1/3 innings on Friday as part of a 3-2 victory.

Alvarez got the victory, but he owes an assist to Marcell Ozuna, who threw out the potential tying run at the plate in both the eight and ninth innings. Alvarez gave up seven hits, but six of them were singles. He also struck out five batters without issuing a walk. The 24-year-old has now thrown 18 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings against the Mets and owns a 1.44 ERA at home this season. The strikeouts aren't always going to be there, but Alvarez is an undervalued asset in fantasy leagues.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 Month

Henderson Alvarez settled for a no-decision in spite of another strong effort Sunday, as he held the Pirates to two runs over seven frames in a 3-2 victory.

Alvarez struck out six while allowing seven hits and walking two. He was in line for a hard-luck loss before the Marlins' offense rallied to tie in the eighth and eventually win in extra innings. Alvarez showed no ill effects from last week's groin injury while watching his ERA actually go up a bit to 2.56. He'll try to keep it going next weekend at home versus the Mets.

Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 1 Month

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said after Sunday's game that Henderson Alvarez checked out fine and should be able to make his next scheduled start.

Alvarez was pulled from Sunday's outing against the Cubs after he landed awkwardly while covering first base on a ground ball to Garrett Jones. It appears as though he was able to avoid any serious injury though, and fantasy owners should be able to safely plug him into lineups for next week.