Fernandez could miss rest of season
LOS ANGELES — Jose Fernandez, the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year, may indeed be out the rest of the season.
The Marlins on Monday placed Fernandez the disabled list with a right elbow sprain.
Fernandez’s agent, Scott Boras, confirmed Fernandez had two MRIs taken on his elbow Monday. And the Marlins’ ace is headed back to Miami where he will be examined by Marlins physician, Dr. Lee Kaplan.
Asked if Fernandez will pitch again this season, Boras said: “I think the best thing I can say about that is, I’m not a doctor.”
Fernandez injured his elbow during his Friday start at San Diego. It was a rough outing, as he gave up six runs (five earned) in five-plus innings.
There is a high level concern about Fernandez.
“When you go through this process, it’s difficult,” Boras said. “I’m always concerned.”
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the club is reserving judgment until after Fernandez is examined on Tuesday by team physician, Dr. Lee Kaplan, in Miami.
“We’re going to reserve judgment until we get a chance for Dr. Kaplan to review all the findings and talk things through with Dr. Kaplan and Jose and see where we’re at,” Hill said. “As soon as you hear that the elbow is involved, you’re concerned. We’re going to reserve judgment. We’re not going to panic or anything. Obviously, there is a level of concern. We’re just waiting to hear what the results are.”
– Joe Frisaro