Alvarez made only four starts for Miami in 2015 and he needed major shoulder surgery in July, but it’s a surprise the club would cut him loose this winter with two more years of control remaining.
Alvarez is only 25 years old and he registered a 2.65 ERA with three shutouts across 187 innings for the Fish in 2014. The right-hander made only $4 million this year and wasn’t going to see a huge raise in arbitration.
Yet another confounding move from this Jeffrey Loria-led operation.
Alvarez is not expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2016 season, but he should still generate a ton of interest on the open market.