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Shoulder problems persist for Henderson Alvarez, season in jeopardy

SAN DIEGO -- There is an increasing likelihood that Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins' Opening Day starter, will not pitch again this season.

Alvarez, who has been on the disabled list since May 23, is continuing to experience problems with his injured right shoulder and will undergo tests to decide what path to take with him.

"He had a recurrence of the shoulder," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said of Alvarez, who made a rehab start on Monday for Single A Jupiter. "We're trying to determine if it's going to be best for a non-surgical, or surgical procedure regarding the shoulder."

Alvarez, an All-Star last season, has battled shoulder injuries most of this season and has yet to post a win.