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Miami Marlins morning news: Henderson Alvarez pitching through UCL injury

Alvarez has been pitching through an injury. Plus notes on Tom Koehler and David Phelps.

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Marlins News

Henderson Alvarez has had success but he has reportedly been pitching through an injury. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Alvarez has been pitching through a UCL injury the Marlins knew about before acquiring him.

Alvarez’s injury will be one to watch. Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com reported Alvarez has been pitching for years with a partial ucl tear in his elbow. I’ve confirmed that, and heard the Marlins were aware of his medical situation when they made their 12-player trade with the Blue Jays after the 2012 season. Miami was comfortable with Alvarez’s medical
report, just as Toronto knew Josh Johnson had arm issues. So each team was willing to accept the potential risks.

Tom Koehler thrived on Sunday, allowing one run over six and third innings in a 5-2 Marlins victory.

Jarred Cosart, Mat Latos, and Alvarez are all on the disabled list. But Dan Jennings is not yet concerned.

David Phelps gets the start in game one of the series against the Pirates on Monday.

Miami did not have a ton of success on the homestand, but they did win the final two contests over the Orioles.

Jennings noticed a a foreign substance on Brian Matusz's arm Saturday night and Matusz was subsequently ejected.

Dan Jennings. Wins one and two. Check.

Steve Cishek has struggled in 2015. Is he being used correctly?

Around the League

Shane Victorino is headed back to the 15-day DL.

San Francisco designated Casey McGehee for assignment.

Kyle Lobstein has been plagued by a shoulder injury and the Tigers will now rely on their depth.

David Wright was diagnosed with stenosis, which has led some athletes to retire early.

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