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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fernandez (elbow) completed a second throwing session Friday, the Miami Herald reports.

Fernandez threw on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, and reported feeling "incredible" after Friday's session. There's obviously a long way to go in his recovery, but this week has been an encouraging sign for the 22-year-old. He's scheduled to throw again on Monday, but said he probably won't throw off a mound until the start of 2015. At this point, an early 2015 return is possible, but he'll likely miss at least the beginning of the season.

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Fernandez (elbow) made 25 throws from 30 feet Wednesday and reported feeling good.

It represents a positive first step in Fernandez's rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, which was performed close to 20 weeks ago now, though it goes without saying that he still has several major hurdles to clear. The 22-year-old phenom was off to another incredible start before suffering the injury in May, posting a 2.44 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 70 strikeout in eight outings (51.2 innings). He still has top-five starting pitcher potential, but the uncertainty as to his return date will make him difficult to value at the start of next season, as the Marlins figure to be especially cautious with his recovery.

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Marlins manager Mike Redmond told MLB Network Radio that Fernandez will begin to play catch in the coming days.

According to Redmond, "everything his progressing perfectly" with Fernandez's recovery from Tommy John surgery. With the usual 12-to-18 month timetable for a recovery, Fernandez could return as early as mid-May if everything continues to progress at the optimal rate, but given his long-term value to the organization, it would hardly be surprising to see his recovery fall later on the range of potential outcomes.

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Fernandez (elbow) will visit a doctor in Los Angeles on Thursday in hopes of receiving clearance to begin throwing in October, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Fernandez hasn't hit any snags in his recovery from Tommy John surgery at this point, but he hasn't really cleared any major hurdles, either. Once he starts resuming throwing, the Marlins should have a better idea for a timeline for his recovery, but the hope is that he'll be return to the rotation by the All-Star break.

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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.