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Fish Bites: Jose Fernandez injury and Tommy John edition

Late Monday afternoon, news broke that Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was being placed on the 15-day DL. Later, it became apparent that Fernandez would have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Reactions from around baseball circles on Fernandez's injury


Twitter was abuzz on Monday night as Jose Fernandez became a trending topic. The reactions varied, but were generally supportive.

Some people predicted Tommy John for Jose:

People affiliated with other clubs offered their support and condolences:

Other people looked ahead:

Of course, people couldn't help but compare Jose to other noteworthy pitchers:

But all in all, here's how most fans felt:


Miami Marlins: Ace Jose Fernandez shelved with right elbow sprain - Sun Sentinel
The initial diagnosis on ace Jose Fernandez is a right elbow sprain, but the Marlins anticipate Fernandez will require season-ending surgery, a source in contact with a team executive said. Before Monday's game at Dodger Stadium, manager Mike Redmond said the team was awaiting MRI results to determine the full extent of the injury.

Reports: Marlins' Jose Fernandez Faces Major Surgery | NBC 6 South Florida
The Miami Marlins have waited years for a star like Cuban pitcher Jose Fernandez to re-energize the franchise and the fan base. But, Fernandez's torrid start to his career looks like it is going to be derailed by season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Marlins place Jose Fernandez on disabled list with elbow strain - Amazin' Avenue
The young ace has been diagnosed with a right elbow sprain after receiving an MRI. Fernandez will undergo further testing, as the total extent of the injury is still unknown.

Jose Fernandez injury: Marlins' ace headed to DL, undergoing MRI -
The Marlins, and baseball fans in general, received some bad news on Monday afternoon. Fernandez is headed back to Miami.

Jose Fernandez elbow condition said to be 'worrisome' -
Marlins young superstar pitcher Jose Fernandez was placed on the disabled list with what was described as an elbow "sprain," and sources close to the team suggest the injury is "worrisome."

Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez could miss rest of season - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez was placed on the disabled list on Monday night. Fernandez underwent an MRI in Los Angeles, and could need season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Are the Marlins doomed without Jose Fernandez? -
Now that Jose Fernandez is headed to the DL with an ominous elbow injury, are the Marlins doomed to mediocrity like we all expected?

Miami Marlins can win without Jose Fernandez - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday night. But with their pitching depth, the Marlins should be able to remain competitive.