Marlins put Alvarez on DL
Miami Marlins opening-day star ter Henderson Alvarez was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of inflammation in his right shoulder and elbow.
Alvarez (0-2) sat out the first half of the 2013 season because of shoulder inflammation. He had a stint on the disabled list last August because of a shoulder issue.
Miami also put backup catcher Jeff Mathis and reserve infielder Don Kelly on the 15-day disabled list. Each broke the ring finger on his right hand in Sunday’s game.
Also, right-hander David Phelps was put on the paternity list after his wife gave birth. He is expected to rejoin the team Thursday. Redmond said Phelps is the probable choice to replace Alvarez in the rotation on Friday.
LaTroy Hawkins is being replaced as Colorado’s closer for now, but Manager Walt Weiss isn’t ruling out the right-hander returning to the role. Weiss called it a “breather” for Hawkins, 42, who is planning to retire after this season. . . . Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is investigating four recent positive tests for the steroid Stanozolol along “the same model” as its 2013 Biogenesis probe.