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Reactions to Miami Marlins' starter Henderson Alvarez leaving start early

Miami Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez was taken out of last night's game for "precautionary reasons." Here are some reactions from around the league.

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-Henderson Alvarez leaves start after 5 innings

The team announced he was removed for precautionary reasons. Alvarez, who left with a 4-0 lead, hadn't allowed a run while giving up five hits and throwing 62 pitches.

-Henderson Alvarez leaves start with stiff right elbow | HardballTalk’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow. Alvarez had delivered five scoreless innings against the Nats, lowering his season ERA to 2.97. The talented 24-year-old is likely headed back to Miami to undergo an elbow exam, and we wouldn’t rule out the involvement of Dr. James Andrews.

-Marlins' Henderson Alvarez leaves game with elbow stiffness -

On Wednesday night, Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez had his start against the Nationals (GameTracker) cut short because of elbow stiffness. He pitched five scoreless innings before being lifted. The Marlins are calling it a precautionary move, but obviously the situation bears monitoring.