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Marlins' Alvarez cleared to start Tuesday

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Marlins' Alvarez cleared to start Tuesday
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MIAMI (AP) -- Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been cleared to pitch Tuesday after complaining of a sore elbow in his most recent start. The severity of right-hander Carter Capps's elbow injury is still unclear.

Capps will seek a second opinion on an elbow sprain that sent him to the disabled list Tuesday. Capps has pitched in nine games in relief and already has been ruled out at least a month.

The news was better for Alvarez, who was examined by a doctor and played catch Friday. He is to throw a bullpen session Saturday.

''I didn't feel anything bad,'' he said through a translator. ''I'm fine.''

Barring a setback, he'll start Tuesday against Tampa Bay following an extra day of rest.

''He's good to go, which is great news,'' manager Mike Redmond said.

Right-hander Randy Wolf will start Monday against the Rays.

Alvarez threw five innings Wednesday at Washington and left with a 4-0 lead because his elbow was bothering him. He's 2-3 with a 2.97 ERA and two shutouts in 11 starts.

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