Rotowire: Jan 21 / 7:34a ET
News: Fernandez remains on track in his rehab and is expected to throw off of a mound in spring training for the first time since his May Tommy John surgery, the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: The team has purposefully kept Fernandez' timetable flexible as the club is not interested in rushing back their injured ace. Marlins President of Baseball Operations, Michael Hill, reiterated Monday that Fernandez is expected to make it back in the majors sometime in June or July. Over 224.1 career innings, Fernandez has posted a phenomenal 2.25 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with 257 strikeouts while establishing himself as a bona fide ace in the majors entering his age-22 season.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 9:20a ET
News: Fernandez (elbow) is throwing from 90 feet and should be ready to throw from a mound during spring training, Marlins manager Mike Redmond told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday.
Impact: With his current progression, the Marlins are expecting a return from Fernandez in June or July. Fernandez had Tommy John surgery last May, and it's hardly surprising that the team is operating with a slightly longer timetable than the 12-month minimum pitchers typically require to return from the injury.