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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) 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

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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.
Source: MLB.com
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

MLB.com'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.
Source: MLB.com
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

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill reiterated in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that the team doesn't expect Jose Fernandez (elbow) back before June or July next season.

Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in May and the team obviously will proceed cautiously with the young ace's rehab. Given that pitchers typically don't regain their old form in their first year back from the operation, fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on "vintage" Fernandez until 2016.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move to clear up the club's 40-man roster. Fernandez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in May and is doubtful to join Miami's starting rotation until sometime in June 2015. He'll be placed back on the disabled list next spring.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) said Friday after his second throwing session since Tommy John surgery that the ball is coming out of his hand "effortlessly."

"The ball is coming out of my hand incredible," Fernandez said. "I’m just excited to get a ball in my hand and let it go again." Fernandez added that he has "never felt this good ever." It's surely some hyperbole from an excited young pitcher who is finally allowed to throw again, but Fernandez's rehab certainly appears to be coming along well. He'll remain on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday throwing schedule for a while before eventually progressing to a mound. The Marlins aren't expecting to get Fernandez back until around midseason.
Source: Miami Herald
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Jose Fernandez threw Wednesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

Fernandez, who had Tommy John surgery in mid-May, made 25 throws from a distance of 30 feet. It's just the first step in a long process, which will likely keep him sidelined until around midseason in 2015.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) has been cleared to begin a throwing program on October 1.

He was officially cleared after having a checkup on Thursday. Fernandez is obviously facing a long road back and will likely miss most of the first half next season after having Tommy John surgery in mid-May.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) will have a checkup Thursday.

If all goes well, he should begin a throwing program on October 1. Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-May and will likely miss most of the first half next season.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Jose Fernandez
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Aaron Crow