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August 17, 2020 03:28 PM
Henderson Alvarez: Deal with Pittsburgh falls through
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez announced Sunday via his personal Twitter account that he'll return to the Milwaukee Milkmen of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball after he wasn't able to finalize a minor-league contract with the Pirates.

Reports surfaced just over a week ago that Alvarez would join the Pirates' 60-man roster pool, but the soon-to-be 30-year-old right-hander intimated that Pittsburgh ultimately chose to bring in another pitcher to fill the opening. Alvarez hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2017, when he made three starts for Philadelphia.

August 9, 2020 04:04 PM
Pirates' Henderson Alvarez: Heading to Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez is signing a minor-league deal with the Pirates on Sunday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Alvarez spent 2019 at the Triple-A level and posted a 5.94 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 37:18 K:BB over 53 innings. The 30-year-old last appeared in the majors with the Phillies as a starter in 2017, and he was playing with the Milwaukee Milkmen in independent ball before connecting with the Pirates.

March 23, 2019 06:12 PM
Nationals' Henderson Alvarez: Assigned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez was reassigned to minor-league camp on Saturday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Alvarez was in camp as a non-roster invitee but was never likely to make the team. He's made just seven big-league starts over the last four seasons, so his chances of making a significant impact this year are low.

November 27, 2018 04:12 PM
Nationals' Henderson Alvarez: Links up with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Monday, Jon Heyman of reports.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training, per Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post. Alvarez spent the 2018 season with Quintana Roo of the Mexican League, posting a 3.58 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 64:24 K:BB across 120.2 innings (19 starts). He owns a career 3.82 ERA across parts of five big-league seasons, though he hasn't been effective at the major-league level since his All-Star campaign with the Marlins in 2014.

March 16, 2018 05:52 PM
Henderson Alvarez: Moves to Mexican Baseball League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez signed with Tigres de Quintana Roo in the Mexican Baseball League on Friday, Jon Heyman of reports.

Alvarez has thrown just 14.2 major-league innings since 2015, all with the Phillies last year. His strikeout rate, which never went higher than 15.4 percent in any season, has been at 9 percent or below in each of his past two major-league seasons. The 27-year-old has a 3.82 career ERA in 577.2 major-league innings, an All-Star appearance, and a 12th-place finish in a Cy Young race, but couldn't find a job in Major League Baseball due to a combination of his injury history and lack of strikeouts.

October 6, 2017 01:34 AM
Henderson Alvarez: Hits open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

October 1, 2017 11:04 AM
Phillies' Henderson Alvarez: Walks six in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

His control completely left him late in the outing -- Alvarez issued five walks over 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.

September 23, 2017 11:56 PM
Phillies' Henderson Alvarez: Fires five scoreless innings Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 17, 2017 06:45 PM
Phillies' Henderson Alvarez: Spins just five frames in loss to Athletics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

September 13, 2017 06:24 AM
Phillies' Henderson Alvarez: Will start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 has 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.

September 11, 2017 07:53 PM
Phillies' Henderson Alvarez: Getting call to bigs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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. Seeing as the 27-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015 due to a slew of shoulder injuries, it would seem unwise to expect much from him upon his return. Still, his fastball was clocked at up to 98 mph during his stint with the Ducks, so if he's able to show flashes of what made him an All-Star in 2014, it could help him earn a job for next season.

August 22, 2017 02:28 PM
Phillies' Henderson Alvarez: Joins Philadelphia on minors deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 leaves something to be desired. On a more positive note, Alvarez's fastball has been clocked at up to 98 miles per hour during his time with the Ducks, according to Jon Heyman of, which bodes well for the former All-Star's chances of eventually earning his way back to the big leagues. Alvarez will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to begin his tenure with the Phillies.

February 22, 2017 01:30 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Will throw bullpen session for scouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

October 7, 2016 01:40 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Outrighted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 21, 2016 01:04 AM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Undergoes successful shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

September 15, 2016 08:00 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Scheduled to have shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez will undergo shoulder surgery next week, Jane Lee of reports.

While it's now known that Alvarez will have surgery, details regarding the type of procedure and time spent rehabilitating the injury have yet to be revealed. Alvarez pitched in just four minor league games this season, allowing 16 runs across 22.1 innings.

September 6, 2016 10:44 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Shut down for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (shoulder) has been shut down and will be sent to Dr. James Andrews for further evaluation, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Alvarez has battled persistent issues with his shoulder all season, and things seemed to be taking a turn in the right direction when he was sent out on a rehab assignment in late August. However, it appears his shoulder is not responding as hoped, and he will take another trip to visit Dr. Andrews to see where he stands. He could be forced under the knife again if the results are not promising.

August 28, 2016 03:38 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Will begin rehab assignment early this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton within the next few days,'s Jane Lee reports.

Alvarez hasn't been able to pitch for the A's all season while he's endured multiple setbacks in his recovery from July 2015 surgery to repair a tear in his throwing shoulder. For the third time this season, Alvarez will attempt to head out on a rehab assignment after his previous two efforts were thwarted, meaning a return to the A's before the conclusion of the campaign is still on the table. The right-hander threw 13 pitches during a simulated outing in Arizona on Saturday, with his fastball checking in around 89-to-91 miles per hour. If he continues to make velocity gains and avoid any further setbacks, Alvarez could serve as a bullpen option for the Athletics later in September.

August 24, 2016 04:49 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Will throw in rookie league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to pitch an inning in the Arizona Rookie League on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Alvarez has missed the entire 2016 season thus far after suffering multiple setbacks in his recovery from a shoulder injury, but it appears he's finally ready to return to game action. The A's will likely play it very cautiously with the 26-year-old and work him back slowly through a rehab stint, but it remains a possibility that Alvarez will not make it back to major league action at all until the start of the 2017 season.

August 21, 2016 02:09 PM
Athletics' Henderson Alvarez: Successful bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alvarez (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Saturday,'s Jane Lee reports.

Alvarez was able to mix some changeups into his usual repertoire of fastballs, tossing a total of 25 pitches in the effort. Although his progress is encouraging, the Athletics have yet to decide whether they plan to utilize him in the majors in 2016.

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