Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was sent back to Miami to be examined by a doctor after feeling stiffness in his right shoulder following Friday night's outing against the Atlanta Braves.
Fernandez, the 2013 NL rookie of the year, is 4-0 with a 2.30 ERA in six starts this season since returning from ligament-replacement surgery on his pitching elbow. He complained of shoulder stiffness when he arrived in the clubhouse Saturday.
We want to get him seen," Manager Dan Jennings said. "He's a guy who is coming off 14 months of rehab from Tommy John. As we do with any pitcher, we're going to make sure before we run him out there."
Fernandez complained of shoulder stiffness when he arrived in the clubhouse Saturday, and the team sent him home to see Dr. Dan Kaplan.
"Dr. Kaplan knows Jose as good as anybody," Jennings said. "Until they can look at it and determine is it tendinitis, stiffness? He'll make that determination and we'll go from there."
Tigers in dugout fracas
A day after he was involved in a dugout scrap with a teammate, Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias said he was fine with his role in an altercation he described as "not a big deal." Iglesias shoved catcher James McCann and threw his glove at him Friday night during a 7-2 loss to Boston. "Things happen," Iglesias said Saturday. ". . . It's over. It was yesterday." McCann said the squabble was an "in-house subject."