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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 (elbow) is aiming to pitch in extended spring training games around the second week of June.
Fernandez threw approximately 30 pitches in his latest live batting practice session on Wednesday. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the young ace is on track to rejoin the Marlins' rotation around July 1. May 22 - 10:34 AM

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Jose Fernandez (elbow) faced live hitters Thursday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery.

Fernandez only tossed 15 pitches, but he used his entire arsenal. "It was competing and it felt really fantastic," the ace right-hander told's Joe Frisaro after his short workout. "Command of the ball was [good], except for one or two pitches that were up in the zone a little bit." He is on track to join the Marlins' starting rotation in mid-to-late June.
Apr 30 - 3:06 PM

Jose Fernandez is scheduled to throw 15 pitches against live hitters on Thursday.

It's the next big step for the young right-hander in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He's not expected to return to the Marlins rotation until mid-June.
Apr 25 - 1:21 PM

Marlins transferred RHP Jose Fernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Matt Tracy. Fernandez will be out until June while working his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Apr 19 - 9:26 AM

Marlins placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right elbow injury.

Fernandez, of course, is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected back until sometime in June. The right-hander has been throwing off a mound for over a month but has yet to face hitters since going under the knife.
Apr 5 - 1:44 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) isn't expected to begin facing live hitters until late April.

"There are X amount of bullpens to throw and I think he has like eight left [before he faces live hitters]," Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez said March 27. "We're doing two a week, so that's a month." Fernandez isn't due to return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery until mid-to-late June and even the best pitchers experience early struggles coming off that procedure. He's no more than a late-round stash for the 2015 fantasy baseball season despite his dominant career numbers.
Source: Miami Herald
Apr 2 - 11:23 AM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw his entire arsenal Monday in a 25-pitch bullpen session.

Fernandez isn't throwing those pitches at full effort yet, but he's getting there. The 22-year-old right-hander has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and is currently on track to join the Marlins' rotation around mid-to-late June. He boasts a 2.25 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 10.3 K/9 in 224 1/3 career major league innings.
Mar 9 - 3:41 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday, the first time he's done so since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.

The All-Star right-hander threw 15 pitches during the session, all fastballs. Fernandez estimated that his velocity was at about 50-55 percent and that everything felt "really, really normal". He'll repeat the process on Thursday, then will throw regularly on Mondays and Thursdays each week. He remains on track to rejoin the Marlins at some point in mid-to-late June.
Mar 1 - 11:17 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) will throw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

He's slated to throw 15 fastballs during the session. Fernandez will be built up slowly from there, eventually mixing breaking balls into his mound work. The Marlins will obviously proceed extra cautiously with their young ace, as Fernandez isn't expected back until mid-June at the earliest. He had Tommy John surgery last May.
Mar 1 - 10:32 AM's Joe Frisaro reports that Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to begin throwing off a mound around March 1.

The thought had been that he'd be ready for mound work at the beginning of spring training, but it appears it will be a bit later than that. It doesn't change Fernandez's projected return date from Tommy John surgery, as the Marlins aren't expecting him back until mid-June at the earliest.
Feb 20 - 8:39 AM

Marlins general manager Dan Jennings indicated Sunday that Jose Fernandez (elbow) could return to the Marlins as early as June 15.

Fernandez, who is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery, is slated to begin throwing off a mound when spring training begins. As long as he avoids any setbacks, the team expects him back sometime between June 15 and July 15. That first date would put him on the hill for an interleague showdown against the Yankees in Miami. Though he has immense upside, most pitchers struggle with their command in their first season back from Tommy John surgery, so expectations should be tempered a bit.
Feb 8 - 6:08 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins expect Jose Fernandez to return some time after June 1.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said on Monday, "We're still thinking June, July area" for his return to the majors. The Marlins will have him throw off of a mound during spring training to gauge his progress. Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in May last season. Prior to landing on the disabled list, Fernandez had a 2.44 ERA with a 70/13 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings.
Source: Miami Herald
Jan 21 - 8:01 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Marlins have made a six-year offer to Jose Fernandez.

It would carry around $40 million in guaranteed money, adds Heyman. Fernandez is a Scott Boras client and has shied away from questions about whether he'd sign long-term with Miami before getting a taste of free agency, but maybe the $325 million Giancarlo Stanton extension will inspire some different thinking. Fernandez is due back from Tommy John surgery next June. The 22-year-old owns a 2.25 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 10.3 K/9 in 224 1/3 career major league innings.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:22:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins are "discouraged" about their chances of signing Jose Fernandez to a long-term extension.

It's not clear what kind of proposals have been exchanged so far, but it doesn't appear an extension will get done anytime soon. There's no rush, of course, as Fernandez isn't even arbitration-eligible until after next season. The young right-hander isn't expected to rejoin the Marlins' rotation until June or July as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:47:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins have opened long-term contract talks with Jose Fernandez, Christian Yelich, and Adeiny Hechavarria.

Nothing is considered close with any player involved. Fernandez is represented by Scott Boras, so the idea of signing him to an extension is likely a longshot. Still, the Marlins are apparently trying to build a sustained model for success, which could be a potential selling point to convince Giancarlo Stanton to stick around.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 04:16:00 PM

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1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
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CF1Marcell Ozuna
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RF1Giancarlo Stanton
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S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Jose Fernandez
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4Steve Cishek
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Tom Koehler
8Carter Capps
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