Jose Fernandez SP MIA 22 hours 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 week 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez threw off a mound without incident and said it felt "really, really normal," Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports.

It's good Fernandez is throwing without any problems, but he's going to have to throw regularly with no set-backs for a while if he wants to get back to the field by June.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) is expected to throw off a mound during the week of March 1, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.The Marlins have been very transparent about their plans with Fernandez, pegging June 15-July 15 as his target for a return to major league action. His progress through the spring will be a major storyline out Marlins camp, but prospective fantasy owners may want to tread lightly during draft season as pitchers returning from Tommy John surgery often take some time to get back into top form.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 3 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) is expected to make his 2015 debut between June 15 and July 15, mlb.com reports.

Owners will find it useful that the Marlins have a pretty specific target range, but with four months to go until the beginning of said range, it's really more of a rough estimate. In the wake of Tommy John surgery last May, the Marlins are saying that June 15 represents Fernandez's best-case scenario for a 2015 debut.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 3 months ago

Fernandez remains on track in his rehab and is expected to throw off of a mound in spring training for the first time since his May Tommy John surgery, the Miami Herald reports.

The team has purposefully kept Fernandez' timetable flexible as the club is not interested in rushing back their injured ace. Marlins' President of Baseball Operations, Michael Hill, reiterated Monday that Fernandez is expected to make it back in the majors sometime in June or July. Over 224.1 career innings, Fernandez has posted a phenomenal 2.25 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with 257 strikeouts while establishing himself as a bona fide ace in the majors entering his age-22 season.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 5 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) is currently throwing from 90 feet and should be ready to throw from a mound during spring training, Marlins manager Mike Redmond told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday.

With his current progression, the Marlins are expecting a return from Fernandez in June or July. Fernandez had Tommy John surgery in May of 2014, and it's hardly surprising that the team is operating with a slightly longer timetable than the 12-month minimum pitchers typically require to return from the injury.