Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Henderson goes to the Show

Henderson Alvarez was the Lugnuts' 2009 Opening Day starter at the ripe old age of 18, turning 19 a couple of weeks later.  He spent last season with A-Advanced Dunedin, going 8-7 with a 4.33 ERA, and began this season with the D-Jays as well before getting called up to Double-ANew Hampshire in late May.

Now 21-year-old Henderson is heading to the Big Leagues, promoted directly from the Eastern League to start for Toronto against the Oakland Athletics.

When he throws his first pitch tonight at 7:00ish p.m. against, perhaps, Jemile Weeks, he'll be the sixth Lugnuts alum to make his MLB debut this season and the 78th all-time Lug to reach the Majors.

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