Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:31:00 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound Sunday, March 1, for the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez appears to be making progress in his recovery but is not expected to rejoin the starting rotation until June. He will be a risky option in fantasy drafts since he is coming back from an injury, but he could be selected in one of the middle rounds of a draft.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:12:18 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw fastballs and breaking balls off a mound Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez is expected to return no earlier than June. He'll likely be a SP3 or SP4 in traditional drafts, but he carries significant risk to go with his immense talent.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:14:29 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is staying patient as he recovers from Tommy John surgery this offseason. He's projected to return to the mound in mid-summer; doctors gave him a target date of July 16. Fernandez may begin throwing off a mound in the first week of March during spring training. He's been throwing off flat ground from 150 feet and started throwing breaking pitches for the first time earlier this week. Fernandez hasn't experienced any setbacks.
Fantasy Tip: We all know how electric Fernandez can be when healthy. However, don't let that idea cloud your judgment on draft day and force you to overpay for a young pitcher that'll miss at least half the season. Starting pitchers often suffer from a lack of control initially, too, when returning from TJS, so there's no guarantee that Fernandez will return to his dominant form immediately. He's a risky selection as you approach the late middle rounds of drafts.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:16:33 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) will throw off a mound at some point within the next few weeks for the first time since his Tommy John surgery. Fernandez is still on pace to return sometime between mid-June and mid-July.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez's 2015 outlook largely depends on how far he falls on draft day. There is plenty of value, if everything goes right, but there is also the risk of setbacks and ineffectiveness upon returning. Name value will likely drive Fernandez into middle-round consideration, which may be a steep price, especially given he'll likely miss at least half the season.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21:57:46 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) could be ready to return from Tommy John surgery as early as June 15, according to general manager Dan Jennings. He will throw off the mound when spring training begins. "He will start his progression there," Jennings said Sunday, Feb. 8. "Then, there will be a rehab assignment, depending on where that is."
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:19:56 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to begin throwing in the first week of spring training after pitchers and catchers report, The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer said on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" Tuesday, Jan. 13. He's projected to return around June or July.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:01:51 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez has been offered a six-year deal by the team worth close $40 million, but it is believed the two sides still have a lot of work to do before a deal can be reached.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:07:18 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez, OF Christian Yelich and SS Adeiny Hechavarria are beginning contract extension talks with the team, according to sources. However, nothing is close with any of them, and it's a long shot for Fernandez.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13:43:57 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) will not be able to pitch until June or July, according to president of baseball operations Michael Hill.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:48:59 -0700
The Miami Marlins have activated SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.