by Blaine Blontz | Wed, Apr 20th 10:14am EDT
Henderson Alvarez will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday. He is expected to be back with the A's sometime in May if all continues to go well in his recovery from shoulder surgery. (Susan Slusser on Twitter)
All has gone well for Alvarez to this point, but those considering him will want to ensure he makes it through his initial rehab outings unscathed. He could become a viable fantasy option later in the season considering his previous success with the Marlins and the attractive pitching environment in Oakland.