Marlins' Alvarez cleared to start Tuesday
MIAMI (AP) Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been cleared to pitch Tuesday after complaining of a sore elbow in his most recent start. The severity of right-hander Carter Capps's elbow injury is still unclear.
Capps will seek a second opinion on an elbow sprain that sent him to the disabled list Tuesday. Capps has pitched in nine games in relief and already has been ruled out at least a month.
The news was better for Alvarez, who was examined by a doctor and played catch Friday. He is to throw a bullpen session Saturday.
''I didn't feel anything bad,'' he said through a translator. ''I'm fine.''
Barring a setback, he'll start Tuesday against Tampa Bay following an extra day of rest.
''He's good to go, which is great news,'' manager Mike Redmond said.
Right-hander Randy Wolf will start Monday against the Rays.
Alvarez threw five innings Wednesday at Washington and left with a 4-0 lead because his elbow was bothering him. He's 2-3 with a 2.97 ERA and two shutouts in 11 starts.