Marlins' Jose Fernandez has right bicep strain, no timetable for return

Sunday August 9th, 2015

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has a right bicep strain, the team announced on Sunday.

Fernandez is "almost certain" to head the disabled list, and there is no timetable for his return, according to The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer. 

On Saturday, Marlins manager Dan Jennings told reporters Fernandez flew home during a road trip to have doctors examine his stiff right shoulder.

Fernandez threw only five innings in his last start, his shortest outing of the year. Two starts ago, he threw 112 pitches, his most since coming back from injury.

Fernandez missed most of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2014. He returned to the mound on July 2, and is 4-0 in 2015 with a 2.30 ERA and 53 strikeouts in seven starts. 

In his career, Fernandez is 20-8 with a 2.26 ERA and 310 strikeouts. 

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