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Marlins’ Jose Fernandez Back To DL

Jul 9, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the third inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 9, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the third inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The heart of the Miami Marlins’ pitching rotation, RHP Jose Fernandez was put back on the DL Tuesday just a little over a month and a half after starting his 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery last year.

The twenty three year old isn’t suffering from an elbow injury this time however, it’s a strain of the right biceps that will make him sit for the time being. The Marlins are encouraged that the injury didn’t cause any structural damage which increases the return of Fernandez before the end of the season.

The Marlins’ Ace left Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field after five innings of work in which he allowed two runs.

Since his return to the Majors on July 2, Fernandez has gone 4-0 in seven starts with an ERA of 2.30, showing Marlins’ fans that he was back and better than ever.

In a corresponding move by putting Fernandez on the DL, the Miami Marlins then recalled LHP, Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans. Considered the Marlins’ third best prospect, Nicolino is currently 7-7 on the season in twenty starts in New Orleans, he has made two Major League starts where he is 1-1.

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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