Henderson Alvarez to start Tuesday

Updated: May 30, 2014, 6:23 PM ET
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MIAMI -- 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, however, 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. Barring a setback, he'll start Tuesday against Tampa Bay following an extra day of rest.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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