Shoulder Stiffness Sends Marlins Ace Fernandez Back To Miami

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ATLANTA (CBSMiami/AP) — Those in South Florida are familiar with the phrase ‘when it rains, it pours” and that must be how it feels to be a fan of the Miami Marlins.

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez headed back to Miami on Saturday to be examined by a doctor after feeling stiffness in his right shoulder following Friday night’s outing against the Atlanta Braves.

Fernandez is 4-0 with a 2.30 ERA in six starts this season since returning from Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

“We want to get him seen,” manager Dan Jennings said. “He’s a guy who is coming off 14 months of rehab from Tommy John. As we do with any pitcher, we’re going to make sure before we run him out there.”

Fernandez complained of shoulder stiffness when he arrived in the clubhouse Saturday, and the team sent him home…

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