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Jose Fernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 227
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Fernandez said agent Scott Boras will be involved in his innings plan for next season.
The Marlins said earlier this offseason that Boras would not be involved in that process but apparently Fernandez has a different take on the matter. "Scott Boras will be there because he’s my agent, and I get to decide who is going to be on my phone calls on my conference," he said. "It’s that simple." Boras has also been at odds with the Marlins over their treatment of one of his other clients, Marcell Ozuna. Fernandez made 11 starts this year in his return from Tommy John surgery, going 6-1 with a 2.92 ERA. It's possible the Marlins could look to trade Fernandez, particularly following reports that he turned down a contract extension. Nov 21 - 4:34 PM

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Joe Frisaro of hears from two "highly-placed sources" that the Marlins are not shopping Jose Fernandez nor is he being discussed to be shopped.

Craig Mish of Sirius XM and 790 The Ticket in Miami reported earlier in the day Tuesday that there's "growing sentiment" around baseball and internally with the Marlins that Fernandez will be traded this winter. Frisaro hears otherwise, but there's always the chance that something could change. Marlins president David Samson recently said that Fernandez turned down a contract extension, which is no surprise given that Scott Boras is his agent. It's worth noting that the Marlins are feuding with Boras, not only about Fernandez's innings limit for 2016, but also their handling of Marcell Ozuna. It seems likely that Fernandez will be traded at some point, even if it isn't this winter. The 23-year-old is under team control through 2018.
Nov 17 - 1:51 PM

Joe Frisaro of reports that the Marlins will devise a plan to limit the innings of Jose Fernandez in 2016.

The club will work with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed Fernandez's Tommy John surgery, as well as agent Scott Boras. It's likely that he'll wind up in the neighborhood of 160-180 innings, provided he can remain healthy for the duration of the season. The 23-year-old hurler owns a stellar 2.40 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 336/85 K/BB ratio across his first 289 major league innings.
Nov 13 - 7:21 PM

Marlins president David Samson said Monday that Jose Fernandez rejected a long-term contract.

That news comes as no surprise. Fernandez is a Scott Boras client and Boras clients rarely accept pre-arbitration extensions. Plus, the 23-year-old right-hander is coming off a season in which he made just 11 starts (due in large part to his 2014 Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery). He wasn't going to sign a big deal with his value so low. Look for Fernandez to return to full-on ace status in 2016.
Nov 2 - 3:35 PM

Jose Fernandez gave up two runs over six innings to lose Thursday against the Rays.

Fernandez struck out nine, but he gave up a career-high 11 hits. This comes six days after he allowed a career-high nine hits to the Braves. The truth is that he shouldn't have tried to pull off a return from the biceps strain he suffered in August, but while he wasn't quite his usual self following his comeback, at least it doesn't seem that he made anything worse.
Oct 1 - 11:03 PM

Despite turning in his worst outing of the season on Friday, Jose Fernandez still earned a victory over the Braves after allowing six runs on nine hits over his five innings.

Fernandez walked one and struck out two in the ballgame. He was in danger of seeing his perfect home record come to an end after the Braves struck for four runs in the first inning, but the Marlins bats came alive and provided him with more than ample support. The young right-hander is now a perfect 17-0 over 26 career starts in Miami. He'll carry a 2.91 ERA and 1.09 WHIP into his final start of the 2015 season against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Sep 25 - 11:17 PM

Jose Fernandez pitched well in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings of work.

The right-hander racked up an impressive eight strikeouts on the night while walking two. In between stints on the disabled list, Fernandez has been outstanding in his return from Tommy John surgery, compiling a 2.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 68/13 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings. He'll look to continue his dominance on Thursday against the Phillies.
Sep 18 - 10:54 PM

Jose Fernandez looked sharp in his return from the disabled list on Saturday, throwing five shutout innings with seven strikeouts in a win over the Nationals.

Fernandez spent almost a month on the disabled list with a strained bicep, but looked no worse for the wear in shutting out the Nationals over five innings in his Saturday return to the rotation. He allowed just two hits while striking out seven and walking one. The 23-year-old right-hander is fantasy money when he's healthy, though injuries have limited him to just eight starts this season. He'll look to knock off a bit more rust when he takes his 2.06 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 60/11 K/BB ratio (over 48 innings) into a road showdown with these same Nationals next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 12 - 9:42 PM

Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll return to the Marlins rotation on Saturday against the Nationals. Fernandez has been sigelined since mid-August with a biceps strain, but has looked sharp in his recent bullpen sessions. As long as he's pitching, he has to be started in all fantasy formats.
Sep 12 - 2:48 PM

Jose Fernandez (biceps) made it through a bullpen session Wednesday and is on schedule for his start Saturday against the Nationals.

"He threw the ball very well, getting in line for Saturday," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "So it looks like all systems are go there, for him to get ready to toe the rubber and pitch against the Nationals. Every step along the way is a test. Once he passes one test, he moves to the next. He's passed this one, the next one will be Saturday against the Nats." Fernandez hasn't pitched since August 7 due to the injury.
Sep 9 - 8:06 PM

Jose Fernandez (biceps) is aiming to return to the Marlins' rotation Saturday versus the Nationals.

Fernandez has looked impressive in his recent bullpen sessions and should be given the go-ahead later this week if those workouts continue to go well. The ace right-hander has a 2.30 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 53/10 K/BB ratio in 43 innings (seven starts) this season for Miami. He returned from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in early July and then suffered a biceps strain in mid-August.
Sep 7 - 11:27 AM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Saturday that Jose Fernandez (biceps) is on pace to rejoin the rotation between September 12-17.

"I think that's realistic. That probably gives him a chance to have three to four starts. It gives him and all of us, us peace of mind going into the offseason," Jennings said. Fernandez has been sidelined since early August with a right bicep strain but resumed throwing off a mound a couple weeks ago. It sounds like fantasy owners could get him back as soon as next weekend.
Sep 6 - 12:14 PM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Jose Fernandez (biceps) had a "wow" bullpen session Thursday.

Good news for Fernandez, who landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right biceps strain. There's no sense of urgency to rush him back into action, but the hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Marlins' rotation by mid-September.
Aug 27 - 4:31 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Marlins are hoping to get Jose Fernandez (biceps) back in mid-September.

Fernandez has yet to resume throwing after landing on the disabled list on August 8 with a right bicep strain. The Marlins don't have anything to play for at this point and will obviously proceed cautiously with their ace, but there's still hope that he'll make it back for a few late-season outings.
Aug 26 - 12:11 PM

Jose Fernandez (biceps) said Tuesday that he's confident he'll pitch again this season.

Fernandez was diagnosed over the weekend with a strained right biceps muscle. It's not an overly serious injury, but one could understand the out-of-contention Marlins playing it as safe as possible down the stretch with their 23-year-old ace. Fernandez just returned last month from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Aug 11 - 4:31 PM

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