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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 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 and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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