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Phillies' reliever Jose Alvarado has been reinstated from the 10-day IL on Thursday.
Alvarado has been on the IL since August 11th, suffering from an inflamed left shoulder. However, after a brief rehab appearance on Tuesday, it looks like the lefty reliever is good to go to help the Phillies in their playoff push.
Jose Alvarado was placed on the 10-day IL with a left shoulder impingement. Alvarado hasn't pitched since August 7th and it's not clear when he will be back.
Alvarado's trip to the IL should give more save opportunities away to Ian Kennedy who appears to be taking over the role as closer. Alvarado's got a 4.35 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and four saves on the season.
Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
The recently acquired Ian Kennedy has not gotten off to a strong start for the Phillies, and Alvarado appears to remain in the mix for save opportunities with Ranger Suarez transitioning to the starting rotation.
Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado allowed three earned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out one over 2/3 of an inning Friday night against the Padres. He was credited with a hold.
Alvarado blew a 3-0 lead on Friday, but he was credited with a hold as Ranger Suarez came in and got tagged with the blown save. Even without the official blown save designation, however, Alvarado likely cost himself future save opportunities. Look for the Phillies to try Archie Bradley or Hector Neris in the ninth inning as they continue to look for a reliable closer.
Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one over 1 1/3 innings of work to earn the save in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.
Alvarado made things interesting by allowing a two-run home run with a three-run lead, but he managed to escape with the save on Tuesday. The Philadelphia bullpen has really struggled of late, and the ninth-inning job is anyone's for the taking. Alvarado got the job done on Tuesday, but he wasn't exactly impressive while doing so.