Jose Fernandez SP MIA 4 weeks ago

Fernandez (2-0) pitched seven scoreless innings Thursday against the Reds, giving up six hits while striking out nine and walking none in the win.

Fernandez won for the second time in two outings since his return from Tommy John Surgery and improved to 14-0 in 22 career starts at Marlins Park. The 22-year-old threw 94 pitches and was still reaching 96 mph in the seventh and mixed in lots of off-speed stuff. He walked none and has yet to walk a batter in 13 innings this season -- all at home.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez will make his next start Thursday against the Reds due to an off-day in the Marlins' schedule next week, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Without the off-day, Fernandez would have lined up to pitch against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday. As a result of the schedule adjustment, Tom Koehler is expected to take the ball Wednesday.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez (1-0) pitched six strong innings in his return from Tommy John surgery Thursday against the Giants, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out six in a 5-4 victory. He issued no walks and helped his own cause with a solo home run.

While it's not an elite performance, that's about as much as fantasy owners could ask for in Fernandez's first game back. The simple fact that he didn't walk a single batter in his return from Tommy John surgery just 13 months ago is remarkable, and Fernandez settled down impressively after letting the Giants rally for two runs in the first inning. He's come back throwing heat, but it's still possible that Fernandez's stats won't be quite as sharp this year as they were prior to his Tommy John surgery. Still, the Red Sox can't be looking forward to seeing him Wednesday.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez was reinstated from the 15-day DL prior to Thursday's scheduled start.

Fernandez hasn't seen the mound in the majors since May of 2014, but after striking out 33 batters in five rehab starts, the team decided he's ready to return. He'll take on the San Francisco Giants and Matt Cain, who is also returning from the disabled list Thursday. Fernandez, the owner of a 2.25 ERA and 0.97 WHIP on his career, has proven he's a threat for a big outing every time he takes the hill. However, it's a bit unclear how long of a leash the 22-year-old will have in his first outing of 2015.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez remains the expected starter for Thursday's game against the Giants, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Fernandez was expected to return Thursday, and even allowing four runs on six hits in a rehab start won't keep him from that return date. It's been a little over a year since he last threw a pitch off a major league mound, but he'll look to pick up where he left off prior to the injury, posting a 2.44 ERA and 0.948 WHIP with 70 strikeouts over 51.2 innings last season.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez (elbow) was tagged for four runs on six hits (including a home run) over five innings in Saturday's rehab start at Double-A Jacksonville.

Fernandez still managed to strike out eight batters and walked only two, so the Marlins will likely take the results with a grain of salt. On the whole, Fernandez looked impressive during his five-start rehab assignment split between Jacksonville and High-A Jupiter, showing no ill effects as he returns from Tommy John surgery. He's now scheduled to rejoin the Marlins and make his season debut Thursday against the Giants.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 1 month ago

Fernandez struck out nine batters and allowed one run over seven innings in Monday's rehab start for High-A Jupiter, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Fernandez threw 90 pitches, allowing just four hits along the way. He reported no pain or discomfort after the outing, so he remains on track to make his season debut July 2 against the Giants. Fernandez has a 3.20 ERA, 1.95 FIP and 25:4 K:BB through 19.2 innings (four games) with High-A Jupiter. His final rehab outing is scheduled for Saturday with Double-A Jacksonville.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) will return from the disabled list and start July 2 against the Giants.

Fernandez made the announcement on the Marlins broadcast Monday, and thus fantasy owners finally have a definite date for his return. The 22-year-old is scheduled to throw about 80 pitches in Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, and his timeline calls for two outings after that during which he'll build up his pitch count. Expectations should be moderated for Fernandez, however, as he'll be only 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery, and plenty of star pitchers have been less than their normal selves for a while after returning from that procedure.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) will move his rehab to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Fernandez struggled in his first rehab outing at High-A Jupiter, but was outstanding in his second appearance with the club, tossing five shutout innings and striking out four batters. He's expected to throw around 75 to 80 pitches in Wednesday's start, and will likely build up to around the 100 mark before his activation from the DL comes. He's on schedule to make his season debut for the Marlins in the first week of July.

Jose Fernandez SP MIA 2 months ago

Fernandez (elbow) made his second rehab appearance at High-A Jupiter on Friday, tossing five scoreless innings.

After getting knocked around for five runs last weekend in his first outing at Jupiter, Fernandez was spectacular this time around. He needed just 65 pitches to navigate through five innings, conceding only two singles and a walk while striking out four batters. Fernandez's fastball consistently sat in the 94 to 98 mile per hour range Friday, right in line with his pre-surgery velocity. He's set to increase his pitch count to 80 in his next turn with Jupiter on Wednesday, before making two more rehab outings after that to close out June. Fernandez is tentatively on track to return to the Marlins for a July 2 start against the Giants, though that timeline is far from set in stone.