Henderson Alvarez Injury: Updates on A's P's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

Danny WebsterAnalyst III

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez tries to make a play at first base after being hit by and then dropping the ball during the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Miami, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Henderson Alvarez is inching closer to a return to the mound after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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The former All-Star pitcher—who signed a one-year deal with the A's in December worth $4.25 million, per Spotrac—could be days away from throwing off a mound for the first time since last July, per Jane Lee of MLB.com.

Alvarez underwent arthroscopic right-shoulder surgery last year in his third season with the Miami Marlins, finishing the 2015 season at 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA. 

The 25-year-old Venezuelan right-handed pitcher was named to his first career All-Star Game in 2014 with a 12-7 record and a 2.65 ERA. He was one of the 12 players included in the Marlins' trade with the Toronto Blue Jays centered around shortstop Jose Reyes, per ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

This is a good sign for both Alvarez and the A's, who are looking to rebound after finishing last in the American League West a year ago at 68-94. Oakland allowed 729 runs last year, good for 10th-worst in MLB, per ESPN.com. If Alvarez is on schedule for a healthy return, he and Sonny Gray could make a solid tandem in Oakland.

 

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.