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Henderson Alvarez leaves Wednesday's game with elbow stiffness

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Marlins could be down another starting pitcher.

Henderson Alvarez, who tossed a no-hitter to end the 2013 season and was slotted as the team's No. 3 starter behind Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi, was taken out after five shutout innings Wednesday because of stiffness in his right elbow. The Marlins say Alvarez was removed for precautionary reasons.

Alvarez had been pitching well, allowing only five hits and striking out two. He made three good defensive plays on hard come backers to the mound and didn't show any symptoms of discomfort while he was pitching. He threw 62 pitches and 43 went for strikes.

Considering Fernandez is already lost for the season this could potentially be another crushing blow for the Marlins if Alvarez's injury is serious. 

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Lou Vales

Crushing blow accentuated because Heaney can't be recalled until he loses vesting rights for this tear.

Cleveland Spider

When can Heaney come up?

Cleveland Spider

The icing on the cake would be if the Marlins can take the lead and Caminero comes in to save the game.

Lou Vales

IF that Piece of Crap---Loria--does not go out and get this GUTSY team some help after this performance, I can only hope the ONE "talent" not on the roster tells him to stuff it. That would be poetic!!

Lou Vales

What would the reaction be on the forum if he brought in Aristotle to pitch the 10th?

Lou Vales

HUGE WIN!!!! I don't even watch the team I have followed since 1956 anymore. This team is so much fun to watch BUT seriously if that FAT slob, who probably thinks he is a younger version of Hugh Hefner, doesn't help these guys he should be run out of town.

Lou Vales

Hey Fat Boy(Cheapskate, Hef, Chubby) whatever you are going by, I promise you I will accept a "Friend Request" to tell you what I really think of you. I'm on Facebook in Greenville, South Carolina---PLEASE send me a request. We can have a dialogue

MDX

Another great win on the road, now go sweep the Braves at home.

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