Miami Marlins' pitcher Henderson Alvarez left Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a tight hamstring. He left the game in the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead and went on to be the winning pitcher. He has been listed as day to day.
As reported by Manny Randhawa of MLB.com, Alvarez threw six innings, gave up three runs, seven hits, one walk, three strike outs and one hit batter. He helped himself out with the bat by hitting his first career home run, which accounted for three of the Marlins' four runs. He also added a single and a sacrifice bunt.
Both Alvarez and manager Mike Redmond believe Alvarez will be fine and wont have to be put on the disabled list.
"The right hamstring is just a little bit tight from running the bases,"
Alvarez said through translator and Marlins third-base coach Joe
Espada. "I think [I can make my next start]."
"I think he's going to be all right," manager Mike Redmond said. "I
think it just tightened up on him. We're not calling it a strain. It
just tightened up on him out on the bases."
Alvarez started 31 games last season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was 9-14 with a 4.85 earned run average. He struck out 79, walked 54, and allowed 29 home runs in 187 1/3 innings. This season, he is 3-3 with a 3.95 earned run average. For his career, Alvarez is eight games under .500 at 12-20 with a 4.39 earned run average in 315 2/3 innings pitched.