Report: Henderson Alvarez signs minor-league deal with Phillies


Henderson Alvarez. (Frank Franklin II, File/AP)

Right-hander Henderson Alvarez has signed a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Alvarez has spent the 2017 season with the Long Island Ducks in independent-league ball, pitching to a 3.09 ERA in seven starts.

The hard-throwing Venezuelan broke into the major leagues in 2011 with the Toronto Blue Jays, who signed him as an international free agent in 2007.

He was traded to the Miami Marlins in November of 2012, and he threw a no-hitter with the team in the ensuing season.

The 27-year-old represented the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game, but shoulder injuries have derailed Alvarez’s career since.

His new deal will pay him as much as $750,000 should he reach the majors.

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