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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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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. Dec 1 - 2:22 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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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.
Nov 14 - 11:47 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.

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.
Nov 2 - 12:46 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.
Oct 30 - 1:09 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
Oct 3 - 4:55 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.
Oct 1 - 2:15 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.
Sep 19 - 4:33 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.
Sep 18 - 4:18 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Garrett Jones
3Jeff Baker
4Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Scott Sizemore
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Jarred Cosart
5Dan Haren
6Tom Koehler
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey