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Jose Fernandez named Marlins’ Opening Day starter

Mar 2, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald is reporting that Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez has been named the team’s Opening Day starter by manager Mike Redmond, an announcement that shocks no one. The Marlins open up the regular season on March 31 at home against the Rockies.

Fernandez took home NL Rookie of the Year honors and finished third in NL Cy Young balloting last season after posting a 2.19 ERA in 172 2/3 innings. The 21-year-old Cuban should be the ace of the Marlins’ staff for many more years to come.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 2, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    You can’t help but admire how much El Keed has achieved, considering what he’s been through – escaping from Cuba at 14 years old under gunfire in an overloaded small boat, seeing his mother pitched overboard in rough seas and diving in to save her (without having realized until he reached her that the woman he saw fall out of the boat in the dark was in fact his own mother), learning a new language and growing up as an exile in Tampa, and now this. This is a truly remarkable young man; it’s difficult to imagine that anything will faze him after all that. Congratulations on this honor, Jose. Now go out there and pin their ears back.

    • thepoolshark - Mar 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      With this background, he looks like the Anti-Doc Gooden. Stuff looks just as good, but hopefully stays away from the ‘stuff’ off the field.

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 2, 2014 at 7:06 PM

      He should wear the opening day starter crown a little easier than Nolasco.

      • Old Gator - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:30 PM

        I dunno – it depended on whether the good Reecky or his evil twin showed up on any given day. The good Reecky could be lights out. The evil twin….well….he couldn’t get a photon past an army ant….

      • unclemosesgreen - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

        There are 5 teams Reecky could opening day start for & he found his way to another one – good for him.

      • Old Gator - Mar 2, 2014 at 9:39 PM

        Good for anyone who escapes this ownership.

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