ESPN: Marlins Believe Jose Fernandez Is Done for Season

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez is expected to need season-ending elbow surgery, according to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney.

The 21-year-old Fernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sprained right elbow. He will head to Miami for further evaluation while he waits for the results of an MRI he had in Los Angeles Monday.

Fernandez currently leads the majors with 70 strikeouts and is 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.

Despite the gaudy stats, Fernandez was lit up in his last start against San Diego. The right-hander gave up six runs in five innings before being pulled from the game.

"I think you're always concerned when you're talking about elbows," Marlins skipper Mike Redmond said when asked about the young Marlin possibly needing Tommy John surgery. "That's something we have to wait to find out. But I think we're always concerned about that with pitchers, especially."

The Marlins called up left-hander Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans to take Fernandez's roster spot.

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