Rumor: Marlins P Jose Fernandez could miss 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

UPDATE (8/9, 3:15 p.m. ET): Fernández has been diagnosed with a strained right biceps and is expected to hit the 15-day DL. The Marlins have not ruled out their young ace returning to the mound this season.

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UPDATE (8/8, 5:30 p.m. ET): Multiple reports confirm José Fernández has flown back to Miami for further medical attention. Fernandez is experiencing tightness in his right shoulder.

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ORIGINAL (8/8, 12:54 a.m. ET): Campus Sports is hearing that Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was pulled in Friday night’s 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, underwent further evaluation following the game. Fernandez was evaluated for a shoulder injury in his right arm.

The early word on the young ace’s injury is that it could cost the 23 year old four to six weeks, though it has yet to be confirmed.

Fernandez entered Friday’s game with a 4-0 record, including a 2.13 ERA.

On Friday night, Fernandez pitched five innings; giving up two runs before exiting the game for a no decision.

We will update you with more information as it becomes available.

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