Alvarez ready, Capps to see Dr. Andrews

MIAMI — The Marlins received some good news on Saturday and some not so good news on their medical front.

The positive is Henderson Alvarez threw a 20-pitch, pain-free bullpen session, and the right-hander has been cleared to start on Tuesday at home against the Rays.

Alvarez has been dealing with some right elbow stiffness, stemming from his start on Wednesday at Washington.

The negative came with the news that reliever Carter Capps will be heading to see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for a second opinion on his right elbow sprain.

Speculation is Capps could be headed for Tommy John surgery.

When Miami placed Capps on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the team announced at the time the hard-throwing right-hander would be shut down a month before resuming throwing.

More on Capps’ condition will be known after he consults with Dr. Andrews.

Joe Frisaro

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