MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins placed All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive July 30) with right shoulder inflammation prior to Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Alvarez is 8-5 with a 2.48 ERA (fourth in the National League) over 22 starts. He had become Miami's de facto ace ever since Jose Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery.
"He came in today was complaining of having a sore shoulder, so we're going to get him checked out and shut him down," manager Mike Redmond said. "He played catch yesterday or the day before. It kind of tightened up on him last night when he was sleeping. He told (pitching coach) Chuck (Hernandez) and the trainers. We're going to get him checked out. You know how it works with those pitchers. You shut them down and calm them down and get them healthy."
In his last start Tuesday, Alvarez went seven scoreless three-hit innings against the Washington Nationals. During the second, however, assistant athletic traine...