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Jose Fernandez may miss the rest of the season

Jose Fernandez may miss the rest of the season

Posted by Liliana Castaño on May 14, 2014

The Marlins got the news they’d been dreading since Sunday, when ace Jose Fernandez was scratched from his regular bullpen session in San Diego: He is probably going to miss the rest of the season.

Miami’s 7-1 loss to Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night was overshadowed by the announcement team president Michael Hill made in the Dodger Stadium press box during the third inning. Hill said Marlins doctor Lee Kaplan had recommended Tommy John surgery to repair a significant tear in Fernandez’s right elbow.

“Getting the confirmation that we all obviously didn’t want is a big blow for us, for the team and for the organization,” manager Mike Redmond said. “I know he’s going through some tough decisions, but we know he’ll get himself fixed up and we’ll get him back as soon as we can.”

The 21-year-old Fernandez, last season’s NL Rookie of the Year, is 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts.





 

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