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Jose Fernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jose Fernandez underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Friday.
He will now return to Miami where he will begin the rehabilitation and recovery process. If all goes well, Fernandez could be looking at a return to the Marlins before the end of the 2015 season, but fantasy owners shouldn't count on any serious returns until the 2016 campaign. May 16 - 7:03 PM

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Jose Fernandez is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Friday.

Fernandez was diagnosed earlier this week with a significant tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and can now be ruled out through the first couple months of the 2015 season. The 21-year-old right-hander has been a dominant force in his young career, boasting a 2.25 ERA and 10.13 K/9 in 224 1/3 total major league innings. He'll be missed while he's gone.
Source: CBS Sports
May 15 - 2:11 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Tuesday that Jose Fernandez has a "significant" tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

It's what has been reported by others previously, but this is the first time the Marlins have confirmed the unfortunate news. Hill said that Fernandez is still weighing whether to undergo Tommy John surgery, but there's little doubt that that's the direction this is headed. Fernandez is expected to miss 12-18 months.
May 13 - 11:08 PM

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery by the end of the week.

We're pretty much just waiting on official word from the Marlins at this point, as every media outlet is reporting that season-ending surgery is in the offing for the young right-hander. Fernandez will be sidelined for the next 12-15 months. Obviously, it's rotten news for the 21-year-old, the Marlins and baseball as a whole.
May 13 - 10:18 PM

Jose Fernandez was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and surgery was recommended by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the initial diagnosis.

It's not a surprise at this point, but this is the closest we have heard to confirmation. Fernandez is scheduled to visit with team doctor Lee Kaplan on Tuesday to see if he agrees with the original diagnosis and recommendation, but all signs point to season-ending Tommy John surgery. Recovery time for Tommy John surgery is typically 12-15 months. The good news is that Fernandez doesn't even turn 22 until July, so he still has a promising future ahead of him. It's just on hold for a little while.
Source: CBS Sports
May 13 - 2:29 PM

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins anticipate Jose Fernandez needing season-ending elbow surgery.

It had been trending that direction, but this is the first we've heard of a Marlins source conceding that Tommy John surgery is a likely outcome. Fernandez has already undergone a pair of MRIs and a decision about his status should be made soon. The stud young right-hander has put up a 2.44 ERA and 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings this season.
May 12 - 8:32 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jose Fernandez (elbow) recently underwent a second MRI.

The fact that he's already getting a second opinion likely means that the first one didn't go well. As Rosenthal's source noted, "This isn't promising." Fernandez was placed on the DL Monday with what's being called for now a right elbow sprain, but it's sure sounding like Tommy John surgery is a high possibility. The Marlins haven't announced who will replace Hernandez in the rotation, but it's likely to be Kevin Slowey or Brad Hand for now. Top prospect Andrew Heaney could also be an option before long.
May 12 - 7:22 PM

Marlins placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10, with a right elbow sprain.

Awful news. The Marlins are awaiting the results of an MRI from Dr Neal ElAttrache and in the meantime Fernandez will visit team physician Dr. Lee Kaplan. The right-hander began to feel discomfort after his start last week in San Diego, when he was roughed up for six runs -- five earned -- in five-plus innings. Obviously, the worst-case scenario is that his ulnar collateral ligament is damaged and he needs Tommy John surgery.
May 12 - 6:31 PM

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Jose Fernandez's injury is arm related.

The Marlins are expected to address Fernandez's situation shortly, but we know so far that he's expected to undergo an MRI on his pitching arm and he will be placed on the disabled list regardless of the findings. Obviously, fantasy owners and the Marlins are holding their breath in hopes that the injury isn't a serious one.
May 12 - 6:11 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jose Fernandez is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

No word yet on the exact nature of the injury, but Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that he was undergoing an MRI in Los Angeles. Fernandez was reportedly sick during his most recent outing on Friday, where he gave up six runs (five earned) in five-plus innings in a loss to the Padres. The 21-year-old owns a 2.44 ERA and 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings this season.
May 12 - 5:35 PM

Jose Fernandez was throwing up before his rough start Friday night against the Padres.

San Diego lit him up for six runs -- five earned -- in five-plus innings. Fernandez has a tough matchup next week at Dodger Stadium, but his stomach is already feeling better and he should be able to bounce back. The 21-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.44 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 total innings this season.
Source: MLBlogs
May 10 - 6:23 PM

Jose Fernandez had a rare off night on Friday, yielding six runs -- five earned -- in five-plus innings against the Padres.

Of all of the times to fall apart, Fernandez did it against the Padres in Petco? His velocity was down some tonight, but he still might have put together a solid enough outing if not for Jedd Gyorko and his well-timed two homers. He'll get the Dodgers as the Marlins continue their West Coast swing next week.
May 10 - 1:54 AM

Jose Fernandez yielded three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.

Fernandez struck out 10 batters but was otherwise a bit shaky, surrendering four walks and five hits. He still owns a sparkling 1.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the year, and should return to dominance next time out against the Giants.
May 4 - 4:21 PM

Jose Fernandez dominated the Braves for the second time in a week Tuesday, allowing just two hits while striking out eight over eight shutout innings in the Marlins' 9-0 win.

The Braves are tired of this movie. Fernandez has now thrown 16 scoreless innings, striking out 22 while allowing just five hits and two walks in his last two starts, both against Atlanta. He hasn't been much nicer to the rest of the competition, as he's now 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 55/8 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings. Fernandez will set his sights on the Dodgers on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 9:32 PM

Jose Fernandez struck out 14 batters over eight scoreless innings in the Marlins' 1-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

Fernandez was straight dealing in the outing, giving up just three singles and no walks over his eight shutout innings. Of his victims, Fernandez fanned Justin Upton, Dan Uggla and Evan Gattis three times apiece while getting Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman twice each. The win moved him to 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 0.92 WHIP this April. He'll have a shot at this same Braves lineup when the teams meet again on Tuesday.
Apr 22 - 9:41 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg