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Top Julian Fernandez News

  • Julian Fernandez: Released by Toronto

    Fernandez was released by Toronto on Thursday.

    Fernandez appeared in seven games with Triple-A Buffalo and struggled to a 10.61 ERA with a 5:4 K:BB in 9.1 innings. The right-hander last appeared in the majors with the Rockies in 2021. Fernandez is now free to sign with any other club.

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  • Blue Jays' Julian Fernandez: Cut from major-league camp

    Fernandez was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Blue Jays on Monday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.

    Fernandez gave up six runs in five innings this spring. The 27-year-old throws hard but has yet to find his footing at the major-league level.

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  • Blue Jays' Julian Fernandez: Joins Toronto on MiLB deal

    Fernandez signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Fernandez spent the 2022 campaign at the Triple-A level with the Rockies and had a 6.63 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 65:32 K:BB across 57 innings. The 27-year-old touches 100 mph with his fastball but has struggled with control throughout his minor-league career.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Clears waivers

    Fernandez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

    Fernandez was designated for assignment Saturday after spending the start of the year with Albuquerque, where he's struggled to a 9.47 ERA in 19 innings of relief. He'll remain at the same level going forward but will no longer be there as a member of the 40-man roster.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Designated for assignment

    Fernandez was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Saturday.

    Fernandez spent a day on the big-league roster in late April but didn't get into a game. His only big-league experience came last season, when he allowed eight runs in 6.2 innings of relief while striking out four batters and walking four.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Headed to Triple-A

    Fernandez was returned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.

    Fernandez served as Colorado's 29th man for its doubleheader against Detroit. He did not appear in either game, and he will now return to a relief role with Albuquerque. Across 6.2 innings this season, he has a 10.80 ERA and 4:4 K:BB.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Serving as 29th man

    Fernandez will be the 29th man on the roster for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

    Fernandez will have a chance to pitch for the Rockies for the first time this season, and once the game concludes he will presumably rejoin Triple-A Albuquerque.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Moved to minor-league camp

    Fernandez was optioned to minor-league camp Sunday.

    Fernandez spent the majority of the 2021 season at Double and Triple-A, though he closed the campaign in the big-league bullpen. Despite a heavy fastball that averaged 99 mph, Fernandez managed only 42 strikeouts across 42.2 frames in the minors. Though he won't begin the season in the majors barring an injury to other relievers, Fernandez is likely to contribute in Colorado at some point.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Gets call to big leagues

    The Rockies selected Fernandez's contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    After having not appeared in affiliated ball since the 2017 season, Fernandez impressed the Colorado brass between stops at Albuquerque and Double-A Hartford this season. Across 42.2 innings in the minors, Fernandez submitted a 2.53 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 42:16 K:BB. The Rockies will likely give him a look in a middle-relief role in his first taste of big-league action, but given the lack of quality options atop the bullpen depth chart, Fernandez could quickly rise in the pecking order if he excels in his initial appearances.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Available in relief Tuesday

    Fernandez (elbow) is listed as an available option out of the Colorado bullpen for Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    Fernandez hasn't seen any action in affiliated ball since 2018 spring training, as he's spent the better part of two years recovering from Tommy John surgery. Now seemingly healthy again, the 24-year-old is attending Rockies camp as a non-roster invitee. Considering he's never pitched above the Low-A level and has missed the past two seasons, Fernandez could open the campaign at a lower-level affiliate.

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  • Rockies' Julian Fernandez: Returns to Rockies

    Fernandez (elbow) was returned to the Rockies on Saturday.

    Fernandez was plucked by the Giants from the Rockies in the Rule 5 draft back in December of 2017. He suffered an elbow injury prior to the 2018 regular season and has spent the entire time since then recovering from Tommy John surgery, first with the Giants and then with the Marlins after being claimed off waivers in November of 2018. Since he didn't spend any time on a big-league roster within two years of being drafted, he's now back in Colorado per Rule 5 rules.

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  • Marlins' Julian Fernandez: Shut down from throwing

    Fernandez has been shut down from throwing after experiencing right elbow discomfort, Wells Dusenbury of the Sun Sentinel reports.

    Fernandez is headed for further evaluation following this setback. He underwent Tommy John surgery in April of 2018 and had progressed to live batting practice prior to feeling discomfort in his repaired elbow. Fernandez is currently without a timetable for his return.

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  • Marlins' Julian Fernandez: Throwing to live batters

    Fernandez (elbow) will throw a live 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    This is another good sign for Fernandez, who tossed a side session earlier in the week. He'll get his first look at live hitters since undergoing Tommy John surgery just over a year ago.

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  • Marlins' Julian Fernandez: Tosses side session

    Fernandez (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session in Florida on Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in April in 2018 and took a big step forward Monday by making it through a brief side session. Although he likely has at least a few months left of rehab, this is a good sign for the right-hander, who figures to toss at least a few more bullpen sessions before advancing to facing live hitters.

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  • Marlins' Julian Fernandez: Shifts to IL

    The Marlins placed Fernandez (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

    A November waiver pickup, Fernandez was already expected to be sidelined for at least the first two months of the season while continuing to recover from April 2018 Tommy John surgery. The move to the 60-day IL confirms that Fernandez still has a ways to go in his rehab, which could extend through the All-Star break. Since the 23-year-old was previously a Rule 5 selection of the Giants last winter before sitting out 2018 following the elbow injury, he'll have to stick on Miami's active roster once activated from the IL or get offered back to the Rockies, the organization that originally signed him as an amateur free agent in 2012.

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  • Marlins' Julian Fernandez: Scooped up by Miami

    The Marlins claimed Fernandez (elbow) off waivers from the Giants on Monday.

    The Giants declined to add the 23-year-old back to their 40-man roster earlier this month while he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, which prevented him from pitching at any level in 2018. Considering Fernandez underwent the elbow procedure last spring, he should be available to pitch again at some point in 2019, though he'll almost certainly be stashed on the Marlins' 10- or 60-day disabled list to begin the campaign. Because the Giants previously poached Fernandez from the Rockies in the Rule 5 draft last winter, the Marlins will have to keep the right-hander on the roster throughout the season or offer him back to Colorado. Fernandez didn't accrue any MLB service time while the Giants kept him on the DL all of last season.

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  • Giants' Julian Fernandez: Set for Tommy John surgery

    Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Tommy John surgery was an expected outcome for Fernandez after he was diagnosed with a sprained UCL on Tuesday. A Rule 5 selection in December, Fernandez will now miss the entire 2018 season and a good portion of 2019 as well.

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  • Giants' Julian Fernandez: Lands on 60-day DL

    Fernandez (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

    He was already on the 10-day DL with a UCL sprain, but the Giants moved him to the 60-day DL to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Gregor Blanco. Fernandez is in danger of missing all of the 2018 season if Tommy John surgery is needed.

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  • Giants' Julian Fernandez: Suffers UCL sprain, lands on DL

    Fernandez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained UCL, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    This is a tough break for the Rule 5 pick, who could now be facing Tommy John surgery. Fernandez will head for a second opinion Thursday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
Age: 28
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R