Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
2 months ago

Alvarez cleared waivers and will in turn become a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez signed a minor-league deal with Philadelphia in August after pitching with the independent Long Island Ducks, and recorded three big-league starts during the month of September. During those outings, he allowed seven earned runs off 14 hits and 11 walks while striking out six in 14.2 innings. The right-hander hasn't' appeared in over five games since the 2014 season with the Marlins, and will look to latch on with a club in the coming months.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
2 months ago

Alvarez allowed three runs on five hits and six walks over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Saturday. He did not record a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

His control completely left him late in the outing -- Alvarez issued five walks in the fourth and fifth innings. He was able to minimize the damage, but this was a poor way to end the season, as Alvarez was essentially auditioning for other clubs. The former All-Star spent a good chunk of the year in independent ball after a long battle with shoulder issues.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
2 months ago

Alvarez pitched five scoreless innings with two strikeouts during Saturday's loss to Atlanta. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

This was just the second start of the season for Alvarez, so pitching five scoreless innings checks out as a rock-solid outing. However, he's now struck out just six batters through 10 innings, so his fantasy upside is extremely capped heading into his final outing of the year against the Mets at Citi Field. However, he could provide a boost in the ERA and WHIP columns.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
2 months ago

Alvarez (0-1) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four batters through five innings while taking the loss to Oakland on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

This was the first start of the season for Alvarez, so it wasn't surprising to see the 27-year-old righty post a mediocre showing. Alvarez entered Sunday with a 4.7 K/9 through 563 innings, so his fantasy value is significantly capped by his lack of strikeout upside. He's probably best viewed as a risky option for his projected upcoming starts against the Braves at SunTrust Park and the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
2 months ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said Alvarez will start Sunday against Oakland, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Phillies are transitioning to a six-man rotation for the remainder of the season in order to get a look at Alvarez and to cut down on the innings of their other starters. Alvarez made his last appearance in the majors in 2015 with the Marlins. His fastball's been clocked as high as 98 mph this season, so the Phillies will give him some starts to see if he can be an option to compete for a rotation spot next spring.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
2 months ago

Alvarez had his contract purchased from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez, who inked a minor-league deal with the Phillies in August after pitching with the independent Long Island Ducks, is set to join the big club after compiling a 2.84 ERA and 8:6 K:BB across three starts (19 innings) with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's appeared primarily as a starting pitcher throughout his career, but it's unclear what role Alvarez will play down the stretch for Philadelphia. Either way, the 27-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015 due to a slew of shoulder injuries, so it would seem unwise to expect much from the former All-Star upon his return.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
3 months ago

Alvarez agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Tuesday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015 -- when he was the Marlins' Opening Day starter -- thanks to a myriad of shoulder issues. The 27-year-old has compiled a 3.09 ERA in 32 innings (seven starts) with the independent Long Island Ducks this season, but his 13:14 K:BB leave something to be desired. The former All-Star will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
9 months ago

Alvarez (shoulder) says he will throw a bullpen session in March for interested teams, Manolo Hernandez of Beisbol Porgotas reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alvarez has dealt with a flurry of injuries over the last two seasons, including a shoulder surgery that ended his 2016 campaign. The right-hander was an All-Star in 2014 for Miami, when he compiled a 2.65 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 30 starts. Injuries have gotten the best of him since that point, but Alvarez says he is throwing at 120 feet and several teams have asked for updates recently. Look for the 26-year-old to land a minor league contract somewhere down the line.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
1 year ago

Alvarez (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move is more procedural than anything else, as Alvarez underwent shoulder surgery in September and is expected to miss the majority -- if not all -- of the 2017 season. The 26-year-old has appeared in just four games since the end of 2014, so he faces a lengthy rehab whenever he is healthy enough to return to the mound.

Henderson Alvarez
SP FA
1 year ago

Alvarez underwent successful shoulder surgery Tuesday (his second such surgery) and is without a timetable to return, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

EDGE Analysis

As with any arm surgery, the second time around is a lot harder to return from, so Alvarez will face an uphill battle. His first surgery was 14 months ago, and both procedures were done by Dr. James Andrews. This surgery entailed a bicep tenodesis procedure as well as an excision of a boney exotosis in his right shoulder. It would not be surprising if he missed most or all of the 2017 season.