Sep 1, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) leaves the game during the third inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Stop me if you have heard this before. Henderson Alvarez was forced to leave today’s game against the New York Mets in the 3rd inning with another injury. This time it was a strained left oblique and it was something that Alvarez was struggling with before the game even got under way. Juan C. Rodriguez noted the apparent discomfort during pre game.
By the time Alvarez was taken out of the game, he had already surrendered 4 runs, 3 of them earned. Fortunately for Alvarez, the Marlins were able to tie the game at 4-all in the 5th inning which would ensure that Henderson wouldn’t take the loss. That responsibility will fall on Brad Hand who took his place.
It looks like Alvarez may not miss a start, if preliminary reports are correct.
Alvarez has been the Marlins best pitcher this season when healthy, the problem is that he has had to leave the game early numerous times with various injuries and ailments. The Marlins will need him to get back to speed quickly if they are going to have a chance in the last month of the season.
Marlins add 2 to roster:
May 3, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Carter Capps
The Marlins have added 2 more pitchers to the roster. Carter Capps was activated from the disabled list after a stint following a shoulder strain. Capps has a 2.46 FIP and a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings so far this season. Capps has a bright future with the club, and projects as a potential set-up man or even closer.
Dan Jennings was also activated after a few rehab starts following a disabled list run. Many remember the scary come-back line drive the struck Jennings in the head causing a concussion. These moves coincide with the expanded rosters that all major league clubs experience on September 1st.
Marlins Trade Pitcher to Yankees:
Feb 28, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Chaz Roe
Roe was signed back in February and spent his entire season in AAA New Orleans pitching for the Zephyrs. He was 3-3 with 14 saves in 64 innings pitched this season. He posted an ERA of 3.66 and a FIP of 3.73 to go along with more than 10 strikeouts per 9 innings.
We know that Jeffrey Loria likes his money, and with so many pitchers in front of Roe for Miami, I am sure it seemed like a no brainer. Good luck to Chaz as he continue his career in New York.