MIAMI -- Henderson Alvarez has fought through injuries over the last two seasons. The 2014 All-Star is back on the disabled list after throwing five innings in the Marlins' 8-5 loss to Baltimore on Friday. Right shoulder inflammation is the nagging injury that has him back on the shelf just two starts from his last DL stint.
Alvarez was one of two starting pitchers placed on the DL following Friday's loss, the eighth consecutive on the current 10-game homestand. Mat Latos (left knee inflammation) was also sidelined.
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