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Jose Fernandez Solid In Second Rehab Start

(Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

(Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez made his second rehab appearance on Friday night for the Single- A Jupiter Hammerheads, and unlike his first appearance looked solid through five innings of work.

Allowing just two hits on sixty-five pitches, walking just one batter and striking out four, Fernandez looked more like himself in this outing after having a rocky first rehab appearance where he allowed eight hits and five runs, striking out two in just three innings on the mound.

After having a phenomenal 2013 rookie season, Fernandez pitched in just eight games with the Marlins in 2014 before suffering a season ending elbow injury which led him to undergo Tommy John Surgery.

The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year will continue his rehab stint through the minors with a return to Marlins Park in the near future.

His return will be a welcomed addition to a struggling Marlins team that shows pockets of hope every once in a while and perhaps he could be their missing piece.

The Hammerheads ended up falling to the Charlotte Stone Crabs 1-0 after ten innings.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
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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