Marlins activate Alvarez

Miami, FL ( - The Miami Marlins activated pitcher Henderson Alvarez from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

Alvarez was Miami's Opening Day starter this season and allowed six runs in 12 innings over his first two starts prior to being placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

The Marlins also designated pitcher Nick Masset for assignment. The right- hander had a 1.86 ERA in eight relief appearances this season.