It’s Jose Fernandez is back day!
Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez says his long layoff was a life lesson, even if it was lousy for his career.
Now he’s back, saying he’s a better person for having made the taxing, tedious recovery from Tommy John surgery. He’ll pitch for the first time since May 9, 2014, when he faces the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
“I’ve been waiting 13 months,” said the 22-year-old Fernandez. “If I’ve learned something, it’s how to be patient at my age.”...Read More...
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, a native of Santa Clara, Cuba, become a U.S. citizen Friday and was the keynote speaker during the ceremony for 140 other South Florida residents.
“This is a dream that I’ve had since I was little, and actually achieving it is really amazing,” Fernandez said. “Having my family here and so much support from this amazing country, it’s really fantastic.”
The Marlins presented Fernandez with an American flag that had flown over the team’s stadium….
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So, Fernandez’s timetable is 13-14 months.
Fernandez was due to throw 24 hours later. But only 30 pitches (no breaking stuff) from a bullpen mound. His surgery was May 16. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings mentioned he has never seen anyone in his 28 years in pro ball attack rehab like Fernandez has, and the blueprint has Fernandez back in the majors sometime from mid-June to mid-July.
Dan Haren is ready to be part of the Marlins’ rotation and ace Jose Fernandez could be back as early as June 15, according to general manager Dan Jennings.
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