Marlins' Jose Fernandez to have Tommy John surgery

The Miami Marlins say ace Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery Friday on his right elbow.

2013 NL rookie of the year has significant tear in elbow ligament

Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez has a significant tear in his right elbow. The 2013 NL rookie of the year has a 4-2 record and 2.44 earned-run average in eight starts this season. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Miami Marlins say ace Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery Friday on his right elbow.

The move was expected after Fernandez was put on the disabled list this week. Manager Mike Redmond announced Thursday that Fernandez would have the elbow ligament transplant procedure.

The season-ending operation will be done in Los Angeles. Fernandez becomes the latest in a string of major league pitchers this year who have needed Tommy John surgery this year.

The 21-year-old Fernandez was last season's NL Rookie of the Year. He was 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts this season.

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