• Marlins' RHP prospect Fernandez makes roster

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 31, 2013
    Fernandez was Miami's No. 1 Draft pick in 2011. Top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez was among seven players added to the Miami Marlins' roster ahead of Monday's opener at Washington and is scheduled to make his major league debut April 7 against the Mets in New York. The biggest of those surprises came courtesy of the Miami Marlins, who announced that 20-year-old pitching prospect Jose Fernandez will start the season in the big leagues and make his debut on April 7 against the New York Mets. Now you can start shouting, pointing fingers and accusing the Marlins of doing Marlins things, because regardless of how talented Fernandez is or how much of a bind they're in to field a rotation, this reeks of desperate attempt to sell tickets rather than sound use baseball judgement. According to Baseball Prospectus, Fernandez could become just the third 20-year-old pitcher in the last 25 years to throw 100 innings in a season with no experience above Class A, joining Rick Porcello and Jeremy Bonderman. Ricky Nolasco will start the Marlins' opener Monday at Washington, Slowey will start the second game of the series and left-hander Wade LeBlanc will start the finale. Left-hander Scott Maine, right-hander Evan Reed, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and third baseman Zack Cox were designated for assignment.
    • Fernandez called up on whirlwind day of transactions

      Jose Fernandez is on the Marlins' Opening Day roster after all. Miami's decision to promote its top prospect was made largely because of injuries to the rotation. The startling transaction came on arguably the wildest day before a season opener in franc…
      Source: MLB.com

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