RP - TB
Rays LHP Jose Alvarado was left off the team's World Series roster.
Alvarado was activated off the IL prior to the ALCS against the Astros. The big lefty made two appearances but apparently didn't show enough to make the cut for the World Series. Ryan Sherriff, a fellot lefty, is essentially replacing him.
Jose Alvarado (shoulder, lat) threw a 26-pitch bullpen session on Monday.
The next step is for Alvarado to pitch in a simulated game on Thursday. The big lefty is aiming to return at some point in the postseason.
Jose Alvarado (shoulder, lat) is ready to progress to facing hitters.
Alvarado isn't eligible to return until the playoffs begin, but his presence would certainly be nice for Tampa's bullpen. It sounds as if he's nearing a return.
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Jose Alvarado (shoulder/lat) is making "really good progress."
Alvarado played catch on Monday and could soon begin throwing off a mound. There's a chance he returns during the playoffs for Tampa Bay.
The Rays transferred Jose Alvarado (shoulder, lat) to the 45-day injured list.
Rays manager Kevin Cash says Alvarado "has actually taken a turn for the better." The big lefty could return sometime in the playoffs.