Jose Fernandez To Have Season-Ending Surgery

Last night Ken Rosenthal reported that Jose Fernandez was going on the disabled list with a right elbow sprain.

We knew the situation didn’t sound particularly promising, as a “sprain” indicates the possibility of ligament damage and the worst-case scenario of Tommy John surgery.

Now it appears this might be a worst-case scenario after all.

According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins anticipate that Fernandez will need season-ending surgery on his right elbow. Presumably we’re talking about Tommy John surgery here.

This is a huge blow for a Marlins team that has surprised many by getting off to a 20-19 start, just 2 games back of the first place Braves.

Fernandez, 21, has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his debut last season. Since then, he has gone 16-8 with a 2.25 ERA, 0.972 WHIP, .183 BAA and 10.3 K/9.

All we can hope is to see Fernandez back sometime in the 2015 season.