Henderson Alvarez undergoes shoulder surgery


Joe Frisaro has the story over at MLB.com

Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins’ Opening Day starter, is officially out for the season.

The 25-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair a right shoulder tear. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.

Alvarez served as the Marlins’ Opening Day starter, but he hit the disabled list on April 13 with right shoulder inflammation and then landed back on it in late May. In all, the 25-year-old made just four starts this season for the Fish. And it’s not clear if he’s going to be ready for the start of spring training next February.

Alvarez is making $4 million in his first year of arbitration. He had a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts last season.

Video: Javier Báez jukes David Freese to avoid tag at first base


Cubs shortstop Javier Báez pulled off one of the best jukes you’ll see, avoiding the tag from David Freese on a play at first base in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Báez barely made contact with a Kenta Maeda pitch well outside the strike zone, tapping it towards Freese. Báez halted his momentum, juking Freese while he attempted to apply the tag, then dove into first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attempted to argue that Báez went out of the baseline, but the umpires’ no-call stood and Báez had himself a single. He would end up stranded on base, unfortunately for him and the Cubs.