Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez will fly home to have a doctor look at his stiff right shoulder, manager Dan Jennings told reporters Saturday in Atlanta.
Fernadnez was removed from Friday’s game after throwing just 76 pitches in five innings. It was Fernandez’s seventh start since returning from Tommy John surgery.
“Let's see what it is before we speculate on something,” Jennings said, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Jennings did not say how long Fernandez might be sidelined.
Fernandez, who turned 23 last week, won the NL Rookie of the Year in 2013 after posting a 2.19 ERA in 28 starts. His 2014 season ended in early May when he tore the UCL in his right elbow and was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery.
- Dan Gartland