Henderson Alvarez may need just two more rehab starts
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez may need just two more starts before being activated from the 60-day disabled list, the Miami Herald reports. He is scheduled to pitch for Class A Jupiter Tuesday.
Alvarez threw five scoreless innings in his first rehab start Thursday. He is recovering from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him for the entire season.
Henderson Alvarez throws five scoreless innings in rehab start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/13/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez begain a rehab assigment Thursday by pitching five shutout innings for Class A Jupiter, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out one.
Alvarez is recovering from a shoulder injury that has kept him out the entire season. He'll be eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list whenever he's deemed ready, which shouldn't be for at least a few more starts.
Alvarez has yet to pitch this season due to a shoulder injury, and will likely need multiple rehab outings before the team considers activating him from the 60-day disabled list.
Henderson Alvarez close to rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Sunday starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, who has been sidelined all season with a shoulder injury, is close to starting a rehab assignment, according to The Palm Beach Post. However, no date for Alvarez to begin his rehab assignment has been set.
Henderson Alvarez to throw in simulated game Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/7/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez is scheduled to throw 50-55 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, The Palm Beach Post reports.
Alvarez has been sidelined all season because of a shoulder injury. The Marlins have not released a concrete timetable for his return.
Henderson Alvarez to advance to live hitters
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez will throw 50 to 60 pitches during live batting practice Thursday, as he continues to recover from right shoulder inflammation. He was shut down at the beginning of May the last time he faced live batters.
Henderson Alvarez moved to 60-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) The Marlins transferred starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. Alvarez has been sidelined all season because of a shoulder injury.
Henderson Alvarez starts throwing again
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, who has been sidelined since the beginning of the season with right shoulder inflammation, played catch Monday, MLB.com reports.
Alvarez was shut down Thursday after feeling discomfort in his right shoulder while facing live batters in simulated games.
No timeline for Henderson Alvarez
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) The Marlins do not know when Henderson Alvarez will be able to throw again. He was shut down Thursday from his throwing program due to shoulder discomfort.
Alvarez has been sidelined since the beginning of the season due to right shoulder inflammation, but was facing live batters in simulated games in recent days. Alvarez was shut down prior to making his next step, which would have been a minor-league rehab assignment beginning Thursday. Marlins manager Mike Redmond did not have a timeline for Alvarez to begin throwing again, but he also did not sound too concerned about the injury.
"He's going to be down," Redmond told MLB.com. "He's taking a break."
At the very least, Alvarez will need additional time to build his arm strength up, so a timeline for his return from the disabled list will have to wait until he can begin throwing again.
Henderson Alvarez suffers setback
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez was expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment sometime this week, but he was shut down Thursday after experiencing a setback with his right shoulder.
Alvarez made it through a simulated game last weekend but will be sidelined for an indeterminate amount of time. The team has not said how long he will be shut down or whether this re-aggravation represents a serious long-term issue.
Henderson Alvarez ready for rehab start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (shoulder), who is on the 15-day disabled list, completed a 45-pitch simulated game Saturday as he continues to work his way back from inflammation in his right shoulder.
Alvarez is expected start his rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Jupiter. He is expected to return to the rotation in early May.
Henderson Alvarez ramping it up
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez received more good news Thursday, as manager Mike Redmond announced he will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Saturday. Alvarez, who is recovering from inflammation in his right shoulder, would then throw a 60-pitch rehab outing at Class A Jupiter the following Thursday, assuming all goes well.
Alvarez has been unable to pitch since suffering the injury, but he appears on track to make his return to the rotation in May.
Henderson Alvarez nearing rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, threw a live batting practice session Tuesday, the Sun Sentinel reported. He is scheduled to throw another one by the end of the week, barring any setbacks.
If his sessions go well, he'll be moved to the minors to start his rehab assignment. General manager Mike Hill told the Sun Sentinel that Alvarez could make his debut at some point in early May.
Henderson Alvarez throws from mound
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw off a mound for the first time Friday since starting the season on the disabled list. Alvarez, who is on the disabled list with mild inflammation in his right shoulder, threw 15 pitches in a bullpen session. His next step is unknown.
Henderson Alvarez resumes throwing program
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez, on the 15-day disabled list with mild right shoulder inflammation, resumed his throwing program Sunday, MLB.com reports. Manager Mike Redmond said that he hopes to have the 22-year-old back on the mound throwing a bullpen session by the end of the week.
Henderson Alvarez bumped to DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013)Henderson Alvarez's debut with the Marlins -- and in the National League -- will have to wait. Alvarez, who was obtained from Toronto in a blockbuster trade during the offseason, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with mild right shoulder inflammation. Fellow starter Nate Eovaldi was also placed on the shelf.
Miami president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said he hopes the right-hander's injury is "no more than a month thing." The team purchased the contract of Jose Fernandez from Class A Jupiter and recalled Alex Sanabia from Triple-A New Orleans to fill the vacancies in the rotation.
Henderson Alvarez caps off his spring
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez made his final spring start Tuesday in a Grapefruit League outing against the Nationals. He allowed four runs -- one earned -- over five innings.
Alvarez surrendered five hits, struck out seven and walked two. His spring ERA is 3.55with 11 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.
Alvarez is slated to open the season as the No. 4 starter for the Marlins after going 9-14 with a 4.85 ERA last year in 31 starts as a 22-year-old for Toronto. It is positive to see him striking batters out this spring considering he had just 79 Ks over 187 1/3 innings last year.
As we wait for the day Marlins super prospect Jose Fernandez is promoted to the majors, as of now the pickings are slim for Fantasy owners. Nolasco is really the only mixed-league viable starter on Draft Day. I see sleeper potential in pitchers like Eovaldi and LeBlanc, but it's still best to view everyone outside of Nolasco as NL-only Fantasy options at the outset of the season. I can see certain scenarios where some of these arms might come into play in mixed-league drafts, but they have to be pretty deep formats.
Kevin Slowey makes Marlins rotation
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Marlins starter Kevin Slowey has been named the No. 5 starter to begin the season, reports MLB.com Tuesday. Miami optioned Jacob Turner to Triple-A due to poor performance to open the rotation spot.
Slowey pitched 13 2/3 innings this spring and gave up four earned runs for a 2.63 ERA with 13 Ks and an impressive 0.95 WHIP. He did not pitch in the majors last year after going 0-8 with a 6.67 ERA for the Twins back in 2011.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Miami starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez yielded one run and three hits over 3 2/3 innings during the Marlins' Grapefruit League matchup with the Mets on Saturday. Alvarez, entering his first season with Miami after arriving from Toronto, notched one strikeout and walked a batter but has yet to complete four innings during a game this spring. He has allowed four runs over his past two exhibition outings and now owns a 4.70 ERA.
Alvarez takes loss vs. Puerto Rico
(3/9/2013) Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez came on in the fifth inning for Team Venezuela in Saturday's World Baseball Classic game against Puerto Rico. He allowed three runs on five hits over three innings of work in the 6-3 loss. Alvarez walked one and did not strike out a batter while throwing 51 pitches, 31 for strikes.
Alvarez shuts down teammates
(3/5/2013) Venezuela starter Henderson Alvarez faced the team he will be pitching for this season in the Marlins on Tuesday night. The right-hander worked a perfect inning, striking out one of the three batters he faced. Alvarez allowed three runs over four innings in two Grapefruit League starts before joining his native country for the World Baseball Classic.
Alvarez's sharpness fades
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/1/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez surrendered three runs and six hits in just two innings of work during Miami's 8-7 loss to Minnesota in a Grapefruit League contest Friday. Alvarez, who was perfect in his spring debut last Sunday, had one strikeout and no walks. It was his final appearance with Miami before joining the Venezuelan team for the World Baseball Classic. "It's going to be a great honor for me," Alvarez said. "It's the first time I've represented my country in baseball, and it's going to bring me a lot of joy to do that and play alongside some of my countrymen and stars of the game."
Alvarez debuts for Marlins
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Miami starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, who will pitch for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, took the mound in Grapefruit League action Sunday against Washington. Alvarez threw two innings against the Nationals and gave up just one base hit and no runs. He struck out two in his solid outing.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/9/2013) Miami starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez cleared lingering uncertainty about his status and said Saturday he will pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, the Sun Sentinel reports. Earlier this month, Team Venezuela manager Luis Sojo reportedly said Alvarez would not participate in the event. "At no time did I say I wasn't going to take part," Alvarez said. "Health-wise, I'm fine."