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Jose Fernandez’s Tommy John surgery is tomorrow

May 15, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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Your Friday: better than Jose Fernandez’s:

Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez is scheduled to have Tommy John surgery Friday morning in Los Angeles, league sources said . . . Noted surgeon Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery.

Actually, his Friday will likely still be better. Sure, that whole reconstructive surgery part is gonna stink, but he still got a $2 million signing bonus a couple of years ago, is making $635,000 this year regardless and, by the time his elbow is healed, will be on track to make millions and millions more. Yes, that’s the future, but he can sit in his hospital bed, chat with Dr. ElAttrache about how cool it is to be young, talented awesome and rich and then maybe watch a ballgame or whatever.

Yeah, a good Friday, all things considered.

  1. geno714 - May 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Dr. James Andrews must be on vacation this week.

  2. imnotyourbuddyguy - May 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Martin Perez
    Jose Fernandez
    A.J. Griffin
    Pedro Figueroa
    Ivan Nova
    Josh Johnson
    Matt Moore
    Jameson Taillon
    Bobby Parnell
    Cory Gearrin
    David Hernandez
    Bruce Rondon
    Patrick Corbin
    Jarrod Parker
    Brandon Beachy
    Kris Medlen
    Luke Hochevar
    Miguel Sano
    Cory Luebke
    Ross Stripling
    Jeff Hoffman
    Erick Fedde

    That’s 22, who am I forgetting?
    I’ll reserve a spot for Chris Sale

  3. daddy619 - May 15, 2014 at 3:52 PM


  4. miguelcairo - May 15, 2014 at 7:09 PM


  5. wilmyers09 - May 15, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    dr James Andrews is going to be making those big bucks this year

  6. Old Gator - May 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Get done, get well, come back. Soon. And bring your grin back with you.

  7. futilephish - May 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Feel bad for the kid seriously, what a blow !
    But glad in one sense of Loria and Sampson not banking on this one kid to inflate attendance. They will average 10k now if lucky.

  8. mikhelb - May 16, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    I heard that a famous “tommy john” surgeon wanted a big mansion and new Bugatti Veyrons, but this is crazy!!

  9. mikhelb - May 16, 2014 at 4:30 AM

    The name ElAttrache makes me think of amphibians in spanish (batracios).

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