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Alvarez Added to All-Star Game Roster

Henderson Alvarez has been added to the NL roster for the 2014 All-Star Game



    Alvarez Added to All-Star Game Roster
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    Henderson Alvarez will join Giancarlo Stanton at the All-Star Game

    The Miami Marlins will now have two representatives at the All-Star Game as Henderson Alvarez was added on Saturday.

    Alvarez is replacing Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals who will miss the game due to an injury.

    The ace of the team has enjoyed a fantastic season picking up six wins to go along with a sparkling 2.63 E.R.A. That mark actually went up a significant amount due to a lackluster start on Friday. Entering that contest, it was even more spectacular at 2.27.

    Alvarez entered the season towards the top of the rotation for Miami but became the ace when Jose Fernandez was shut down for the year due to Tommy John surgery. Going back to the end of 2013, Alvarez has been unquestionably the most consistent starter for the Marlins.

    In the current age of incomplete games, Alvarez has done the opposite. The right-hander has already completed three games this year. All of those were shutouts as well all while Alvarez has shown exceptional control. On the season, he has issued only 22 walks in 120 innings pitched.

    The Marlins will also be represented by Giancarlo Stanton at the All-Star Game and the slugger is expected to be the starting designated hitter for the National League.

    The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will take place July 15th.