Just one year after making the All-Star team and finishing 12th in NL Cy Young voting, starter Henderson Alvarez has been cut loose by the Miami Marlins, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.
Miami non-tendered Alvarez on Wednesday night to release him into free agency. Alvarez can now sign with any team.
Alvarez is a five-year pro who had his worst season in 2015. He went 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA before having season-ending shoulder surgery in June.
Alvarez made the All-Star team in 2014 and finished 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA in 30 starts. He has a 3.80 ERA in 92 career games.
The shoulder issue could be a big problem for Alvarez, as it's not often teams give up on players this early. Alvarez is only 25 and was one of the NL's best pitchers just a year ago. But some team will take a chance on the right-hander, who will look to revive a once-promising career.