SAN DIEGO -- Henderson Alvarez is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews early next week for his ailing right shoulder.
“He’s going to see Dr. Andrews and determine what’s going to be in his best interest, whether it’s a surgical or non-surgical procedure,” said manager Dan Jennings.
Alvarez has missed most of the season with right shoulder inflammation.
After making two minor-league rehab starts this month with Single A Jupiter, Alvarez continued to experience shoulder discomfort and was shut down from throwing once again.
Alvarez was the Marlins’ opening day starter and an All-Star last year.
Out of nowhere, Giancarlo Stanton showed up on Saturday in San Diego.
But Jennings said the slugger merely arrived to see family and friends, then fly back to South Florida with the team on Sunday.
“It might be a sneak attack, off the bench, to pinch-hit,” Jennings joked.
Stanton has been out four weeks with a broken hamate bone in his left hand, and there’s no timetable on his return. He’s been limited to dry swings with a bat.
“Just trying to get a feel right now,” Stanton said. “My wrist, the rotation -- the whole thing.”
Stanton said if he felt the hand was strong enough, “I’d be out practicing right now.”
-- Second baseman Dee Gordon, who is on the disabled list with a dislocated thumb, is expected to play in a rehab game on Sunday for Single A Jupiter.
It’s possible Gordon could be activated from the DL on Tuesday when the Marlins open a home stand against Washington.