The Tampa based agent of Jose Fernandez released a statement detailing some of the circumstances around the elbow injury that required Tommy John Surgery. Among the revelations is that Jose believes the injury resulted from a ball hit up the middle that struck him in the rear thigh. The leg injury caused him to slightly change his mechanics and led to the elbow injury. All of these events occurred in the same game, the May 4th contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernandez was hit hard in his next start which would his last of the season.
Jose Fernandez on Friday in Los Angeles underwent successful Tommy John surgery with Dodgers’ team physician Neal ElAttrache. Ralph Fernandez (no relation), Jose’s Tampa-base attorney, released the following statement:
For hours at a time — from the first pitch to the final out — he sits inside the clubhouse staring at a video monitor that is divided up into 15 screens showing the field from different angles. Few people outside of the team know his name. But after the Marlins defeated the Giants late Saturday, Pat Shine was given the game ball.
Andrew Heaney appears to be in line for a promotion. No, the touted left-hander will not be headed to the Marlins. Not just yet. But the soon-to-be 23-year-old could be on his way to Triple-A New Orleans.
The Marlins today conclude a stretch in which they will have played 20 games in 20 days with 11 of the 20 having come on the road, with 13 of the 20 having been against teams that are currently above .500 and with 7 of the 20 coming against current division leaders.
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The Miami Marlins have scooped up another past-his-prime veteran with hopes of a career revival. ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas is reporting that the Fish are close to signing 2002 American League MVP Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract.
As the Marlins get set to play the San Francisco Giants at At&T Park, we reached out to the editor of Around the Foghorn, Melissa Felkins Pettitt, to get some insight on the NL West leading Giants. Around the Foghorn is one of the great Fansided sites, and they specialize in covering the Giants. Melissa was kind enough to answer some questions that we had regarding the Giants.
The Miami Marlins have had a rough go on the first 7 games of this west coast trip. After winning the first game in San Diego, the Marlins dropped 5 in a row and lost ace Jose Fernandez for the season with a completely torn UCL. However, in the finale, the Marlins saw their bats come to life behind Anthony DeSclafani, who was making his MLB debut.