Found April 01, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Miami Marlins caught fans offguard on Sunday when releasing their Opening Day roster. Among the roster of castoffs like Placido Polanco, Casey Kotchman, and Kevin Slowey, was a name that no one expected to see: pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez was an early cut in Marlins camp, and the 2011 first-round pick was expected to start the year in AA after splitting 2012 between A-ball and high-A. But with projected starters Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovaldi both being placed on the disabled list with should inflammation, Fernandez got the surprising callup to serve as Miami's fifth starter behind Ricky Nolasco, Slowey, Wade LeBlanc, and Alex Sanabia. Eovaldi and Alvarez are both expected to miss a month, giving Fernandez an extended tryout in the majors over someone like Jacob Turner, who had a putrid spring for the Marlins and will start the year in the minors. However, are the Marlins being a bit rash with Fernandez? He hasn't throw an inning above high-A, and the 20-ye...
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