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37 Henderson Alvarez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/211 | Birthdate: 4/18/1990 | Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 84/50 | Average Draft Position: 218.57
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Henderson Alvarez gives up five runs in loss vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez took a loss Wednesday, surrendering five earned runs on eight hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-1 defeat against the Angels.

Alvarez (10-6) watched a four-start winning streak end Wednesday, allowing three runs in the third inning before serving up solo home runs in the fourth and seventh innings. He's now given up four home runs in his last two starts combined. Alvarez owns a 2.75 ERA and 97:29 K:BB ratio in 157 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Monday.


Henderson Alvarez wins his 10th game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez had a tough start Friday against the Rockies.

Alvarez allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks during the outing. Alvarez was done in by the long ball. Justin Morneau managed to go deep in the third inning, driving in two runs. Corey Dickerson did the same in the fifth, also hitting a two-run shot. Alvarez would up throwing 96 pitches during the start. 

The Marlins jumped all over Franklin Morales, giving Alvarez the win. He improved to 10-5. His next start will come against the Angels. 


Henderson Alvarez notches third straight win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez picked up his third straight win Saturday, allowing just one earned run on five hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out six in his team's 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Alvarez (9-5) surrendered a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning but locked things down after that, eventually retiring the final 10 batters he faced. He owns a 2.43 ERA and 89:28 K:BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings. Alvarez is scheduled to face the Rockies Friday.


Henderson Alvarez activated from the disabled list Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez was activated from the disabled list Friday.

Alvarez is expected to start for the club Saturday, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise. He's been sidelined since July 29 due to a shoulder issue. Alvarez has a 2.48 ERA over 137 2/3 innings. 


Henderson Alvarez set for Saturday return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez is expected to make his return from the disabled list Saturday, as he is listed as the team's probable starter for that evening's game against the Diamondbacks.

Alvarez has been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, and has not pitched since July 29. 


Marlins expect two injured SPs to return this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart (oblique) and Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) are on track to make their next starts, according to The Miami Herald.

Cosart has been cleared to start Tuesday against the Cardinals after throwing a bullpen session Saturday. Alvarez, who is scheduled to throw in the bullpen Sunday, is on track to return Thursday against Arizona.


Henderson Alvarez hits the DL with shoulder inflammation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Marlins placed pitcher Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to July 30 -- due to inflammation in his right shoulder Friday.  

Alvarez must have come down with the issue during his most recent start, though he did not seem bothered while throwing seven shutout innings in a win over the Nationals. At this point, the extent of the injury or a possible timeline to return is not yet known. 


Henderson Alvarez delivers seven scoreless innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez earned a win Tuesday, giving up three hits and four walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 3-0 victory over the Nationals.

Alvarez (8-5) had issued just three walks over his previous five starts combined, but he was able to deal with his wildness Tuesday and post his first scoreless outing since June 20. He owns a 2.48 ERA and 83:27 K:BB ratio in 137 2/3 innings. Alvarez is due to face the Reds Sunday.


Henderson Alvarez goes eight strong against Atlanta


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez tossed eight strong innings Thursday against the Braves.

Alvarez allowed two runs on six hits over eight innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. The Braves struck early against Alvarez, hitting a two-run homer in the second inning. Alvarez settled in at that point, tossing three more innings of scoreless ball. Alvarez threw 101 pitches during the outing. 

Alvarez was matched by Aaron Harang throughout the start. He nearly earned a no-decision, but the Marlins managed to scratch a run across in the top of the ninth inning, giving Alvarez the win. He improved to 7-5 on the year. Alvarez’s next start will come against Nationals.


Henderson Alvarez takes the hill Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) As expected, Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez was cleared to start Thursday against Atlanta after leaving his previous start due to a shin injury. Alvarez is 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA in his last 11 starts.

Henderson Alvarez on track to start Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez remains on track to make his next start on Thursday against the Braves in Atlanta, manager Mike Redmond told reporters on Monday, per the Sun Sentinel. Alvarez struck by a comebacker on his left shin Saturday against the Giants.

"He's been feeling better each day," Redmond said. "I haven't heard anything to be concerned about. We got lucky because it kind of caught him in between the muscle and the bone on the shin, and I think it got more muscle than bone. That's a big one for us. We can't lose anybody, but especially him."

Marlins in wait-and-see mode with Henderson Alvarez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The Marlins are in wait-and-see mode after starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez was struck by a comebacker on his left shin Saturday against the Giants.

"I'm sure he's sore," manager Mike Redmond said, per MLB.com. "We'll know more in another day or so, when he throws his bullpen and plays catch."

X-rays came back negative and Alvarez is receiving treatment for the injury. The right-hander, however, said he expects to be ready for his next start Thursday against the Braves. However, Redmond said he could be pushed back.

"I'm anticipating him being able to make his start," Redmond said. "If it's sore, then we have the flexibility to push him back a day, to give him an extra day. Whatever he needs."


Henderson Alvarez exits game after being hit on the shin by comebacker


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez was removed from Saturday's start against the Giants after being struck on the back of left shin by a comebacker in the third inning. He limped off under his own power and was replaced by Sam Dyson.

Alvarez allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and no walks while striking out two over 2 2/3 innings of work before the injury. His status remains uncertain for his next start on Thursday at Atlanta.

Marlins announce rotation plans for Giants series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) The Marlins announced their rotation plans for their three-game series against the Giants, which starts Friday. 

Nate Eovaldi will start the second-half opener, and he will be followed by Henderson Alvarez and Brad Hand, who left his last start before the All-Star break with a shin injury.


Henderson Alvarez named All-Star replacement


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has been named a replacement for the National League All-Star team, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Alvarez was hammered in his last start, surrendering six earned runs in five innings, but he had only given up seven earned runs in his previous nine starts combined before the poor outing. He owns a 2.63 ERA and 73:22 K:BB ratio in 120 innings.


Henderson Alvarez knocked around Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez had a tough start Friday against the Mets.

Alvarez allowed six runs on eight hits over five innings of work. He did not issue any walks, but did strike out three over the course of the outing. After a scoreless first, Henderson’s struggles began. He allowed three straight hits in the second inning, bringing in two runs. Lucas Duda cashed in two more runs the following inning after hitting a home run. David Wright also clubbed a two run shot off Alvarez in the fifth. 

The loss dropped Alvarez to 6-4 on the year. His next start should come shortly after the All-Star break.


Henderson Alvarez wins for second time in nine road starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez won for just the second time in nine road starts Sunday at St. Louis. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk in seven innings, while striking out three during an 8-4 win.

Alvarez (6-3) was involved in a pitcher's duel for most of the afternoon before Miami broke open the game with a three-run sixth inning. Alvarez was pitching with a 4-0 lead before St. Louis collected its only run off the right-hander in the seventh inning. It came courtesy of a Kolten Wong home run with one out.

Alvarez has won his last four decisions and hasn't taken a loss since May 11, which is a span of 10 starts. He's allowed two or fewer runs in nine straight starts.

He's scheduled to make his next start Friday at N.Y. Mets. Alvarez is 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA in three starts against New York this season.


Henderson Alvarez tosses quality start vs. Phillies Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez was not a factor in the decision Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on seven hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out three in his team's 5-4 win over the Braves.

Alvarez gave up a run in the first inning and another in the fourth but was able to pitch well enough to win before the bullpen blew the lead in the eighth inning. He hasn't surrendered more than two earned runs in any of his last eight starts and now owns a 2.33 ERA and 67:21 K:BB ratio in 108 innings. Alvarez is slated to face the Cardinals Sunday.


Henderson Alvarez wins third straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez continued his strong run Wednesday, in a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

Alvarez limited the Phillies to two runs -- one earned -- while reaching the seventh inning for the third straight start. He scattered seven hits and a pair of walks in the outing, while striking out three on 90 pitches in 6 2/3 innings of work in the win.

Alvarez has not lost over his last eight starts, while lowering his ERA to 2.32, good for fourth in the National League. He is 5-3 heading into his next outing, set for Tuesday, again against the Phillies.  


Henderson Alvarez shuts Mets out over six-plus innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez continued his strong pitcher Friday, in a 3-2 win over the Mets.

Alvarez pitched into the seventh inning for the second straight start, but was unable to finish the frame this time around. He was lifted after 6 1/3 shutout innings, having allowed just seven hits and no walks. He struck out five batters on 94 pitches in the win, just his second in seven starts.

Alvarez has allowed just three earned runs over his last six starts to lower his ERA to 2.39, a mark that ranks fifth in the National League. He improved his record to 4-3 heading into his next start, set for Wednesday in Philadelphia.  


Henderson Alvarez takes no-decision Sunday vs. Pirates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez turned into another strong start at home Sunday against the Pirates. However, he didn't factor into the decision, as Miami won 3-2 in 10 innings.

Alvarez, who entered Sunday's game with a 3-1 record, 1.47 WHIP and 0.95 WHIP in six home starts, held Pittsburgh to two runs on seven hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out six. Alvarez was in line for the loss until Miami rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game at 2 in the eighth inning.

Alvarez gave up an RBI double to Starling Marte in the third inning and an RBI single to Josh Harrison in the fourth inning. He hasn't allowed more than two runs in his last four home starts.

The right-handed hurler is expected to be back on the hill Friday against the Mets. Alvarez is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts against New York this season.


Henderson Alvarez takes hill Sunday vs. Pirates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez took the hill Sunday against the Pirates after leaving his previous start due to a hip injury. Alvarez is 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in six home starts this season.

Henderson Alvarez does not expect to miss time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez told The Miami Herald he should be able to make his next start, and his exit from last Sunday's outing was more of a precaution than anything.

"Everything was fine. I was good. The only thing is when I fell it looked ugly. But I could have kept pitching," Alvarez said. "I didn't have anything wrong with my body. I wanted to keep pitching."

Alvarez will throw his usual between-start bullpen session Wednesday or Thursday, and that is the lone hurdle he has to get through. Manager Mike Redmond seems confident that Alvarez will be able to make his next scheduled start, Sunday against the Pirates.


Can't fully buy into Henderson Alvarez


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/9/2014) Even though Henderson Alvarez allowed only one earned run in his 5 1/3 innings at the Cubs Sunday, it was the most he's allowed in four starts. For those curious, that comes out to a 0.34 ERA.

And even though only two of those starts were technically quality starts, the only reason he left the other two before completing six innings was because of injuries -- the first to his elbow and the second to his hip.

His hip is fine, by the way, as is his elbow, so ... nothing but good news, right?

I guess. But I'm still not ready to trust a pitcher who misses as few bats as he does. It's clear his sinker is something special -- one capable of producing a league-leading percentage of ground balls -- but still, what about those days when it isn't sinking quite right? And what about those days when those ground balls aren't fielded so cleanly? Though it hasn't impacted his ERA too much, Alvarez has been hit hard in seven of his starts this season.

You know who else had a special sinker that was supposed to lead to great things? Fausto Carmona. Instead, he became Roberto Hernandez and never did anything of real consequence.

Because Alvarez's bad starts tend to be exceptionally bad, I feel like you have to start him every time to get the full benefit. And with his limited strikeout ability, I don't have the discipline to do that.


Henderson Alvarez 'seems to be OK'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez "seems to be OK" after leaving Sunday's game with a strained left hip, manager Mike Redmond told the Miami Herald. Alvarez should be able to make his next start Saturday against the Pirates, Redmond said.