Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is suffering from shoulder stiffness and has flown back to Miami to see a doctor, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Hearld. It’s too early to think it’s anything serious, but you have to think the Marlins will consider sitting their young star for a few weeks.
Jose Fernandez has flown back to Miami to see doctor for right shoulder stiffness. #marlins— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) August 8, 2015
This is another big loss for the Marlins, who are already without Giancarlo Stanton and Henderson Alvarez. The team is 43-67 and tied for the worst record in baseball with the Phillies and it doesn’t look like they’ll turn it around anytime soon.
Fernandez, 22, has posted a 2.30 ERA and a WHIP of 1.02 in 43 innings this season. He also has a 11.1 per nine inning strikeout rate. The righty has only pitched 94 2/3 innings the past two years and has struggled with injuries since making his major league debut.