"The surgery was a success and everything that is being reported is that it was very successful," manager Dan Jennings said prior to Wednesday's contest against the Nationals.
While Jennings added that the recovery timetable is "to be determined," the Marlins are hopeful that the 2014 All-Star will be ready for Spring Training 2016. As of Wednesday afternoon, the 25-year-old was headed back to Miami from Pensacola.
Alvarez's frustrating season ended at 0-4 with a 6.45 ERA after being the Marlins' Opening Day starter. He made two stints on the disabled list, and was shut down after experiencing discomfort during his second stint that began on July 15.
Steve Wilaj is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.