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Fernandez (elbow) will begin pitching in extended spring training games Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The previous report on Fernandez's status had him pitching in extended spring games by mid-June, but it appears he is feeling good enough to move that estimate up a couple weeks. Fernandez is still targeting a return prior to the All-Star break, but it seems he is progressing better than anticipated, which could gain him another start or two with the big club that he was not expected to receive previously.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 5 days ago

Fernandez faced live hitters once again Wednesday and remains on track to begin pitching in extended spring games in mid-June, MLB.com reports.

The report pegs July 1 as an optimistic target for Fernandez' return to the Marlins which lines up nicely with recent comments from USA Today's Bob Nightengale that hinted at a late-June return to the rotation. The Marlins will continue to take things day-by-day with their ace, but it's been a smooth rehab so far.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 week ago

The latest update on Fernandez's recovery timetable has him returning to the Marlins' rotation by the end of June, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

Fernandez has been throwing since late April, but the Marlins will continue to be cautious with him, and his return to the big club is still several weeks away. A rehab assignment may not be too far in the distance, however.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 weeks ago

Fernandez (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Saturday marks exactly one year since Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery, and he'll celebrate by making another step towards his return. He remains without a firm return date at this point, but some point in June seems to be the most popular opinion at this point.

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Fernandez (elbow) said he felt great after throwing to live hitters for the first time Thursday, The Score's Greg Warren reports. "I don't want to go crazy and start thinking about a (return) day because it's going to change," Fernandez said following Thursday's session. "I feel fantastic. Knocking on wood right now. I feel like I haven't left the game."

He has already been throwing up to 50 pitches in bullpen sessions, but a return date still remains unknown. Since this session against live hitters went so well, he will likely do another such session next week, and we could be creeping closer to a rehab assignment. A return sometime in June still seems like the best working theory.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez (elbow) will throw 15 pitches to live hitters Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Fernandez has been slowly rebuilding strength in his surgically-repaired elbow in bullpen sessions over the past two months or so, and is now set to face live hitters for the first time since his procedure. He'll need to throw several live sessions before the team starts thinking about a rehab assignment, but a return in mid-to-late June seems possible in light of his progress.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

This has no impact on his timetable, as he was not expected until June at the earliest, at which point the 60-day threshhold would be met. The move was to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt Tracy, whom the Marlins claimed off waivers Saturday.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) was placed on the disabled list Sunday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Fernandez wasn't expected to be ready by April anyway, so this move is merely a formality. The right-hander has thrown several successful bullpen sessions recently, however, and seems to be a bit ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last May. He's expected to return to the Marlins' rotation in June -- a timetable that could fluctuate if he continues to progress at this rate. The move was made retroactive to March 27.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session Thursday as he continues his rehab progression, MLB.com reports.

Fernandez was limited to throwing fastballs and changeups, but remains on schedule to return to the major league club mid-summer.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 3 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) threw off a mound Thursday for the second time this spring, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Fernandez already threw from a mound a few days back, and with no setbacks reported once again this time around, it sounds like his recovery remains on the right track. The timetable for the young right-hander remains a bit vague, but if he continues to progress free of any discomfort, he may end up closer to the June 15 end of the timetable than the July 15 one. It remains a bit early for this news to drastically affect his 2015 fantasy outlook, but it's a situation worth monitoring as spring training rolls along.