GIF: Marlins' Alvarez doesn't want to leave game, slams ball into manager's hand

by Sep 1, 7:21 PM

Henderson Alvarez exited Monday's start with a strained oblique, but not before nearly injuring manager Mike Redmond in the process.

The Miami Marlins right-hander left with one out in the third after allowing three earned runs on three hits and reportedly experiencing diminished velocity. It appears Alvarez, however, didn't share the same concern as Redmond and trainer Mike Kozak.

When the pair came out to remove the 24-year-old right-hander, Alvarez repeatedly shook his head, waved them off, avoided eye contact and paced around the mound.

His visible frustration boiled when Redmond asked for the ball.

[Courtesy: Fox Sports Florida]

It's worth noting Alvarez is entering his first year of arbitration this winter, so there's extra incentive for him to improve the back of his baseball card. His salary this year was $525,400.

The All-Star sinkerballer is enjoying a career season with the Marlins, pitching to a 2.75 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 157 innings entering Monday's start. Alvarez is considered day-to-day with a left oblique strain.