Alvarez out of the game. Had back wrapped pregame and his velo way off. Topped out at 93 on his last pitch. Sat 86-89. #MarlinsAlvarez, who was a 2014 NL All-Star, made 25 starts this season prior to Monday, posting a record of 10-6 with a 2.75 ERA (ERA+ 139) and a WHIP of 1.229. The righty was on the DL with shoulder inflamation from July 30-August 18, and lost the first half of the 2013 season with the same complaint, making only 17 starts.
— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) September 1, 2014
Alvarez, 24, was originally signed by the Toronto Blue Jay in 2006 out of Venezuela, making his major-league debut on August 10, 2011 at age 21. He was jpart of a huge trade in November 2012, when the Blue Jays traded him with Justin Nicolino (minors), Anthony DeSclafani, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick and Jeff Mathis to the Miami Marlins for Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and cash. Alvarez is pre-arb and under team control through 2017.
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