Marlins' Fernandez wins Sporting News Rookie of the Year

Fernandez finished second in NL with 2.19 ERA

Author: Ben Candea, Senior Web Producer, bcandea@local10.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:16:16 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 21 2013 04:05:09 PM EDT
MIAMI -

The Sporting News on Monday named Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez as its National League Rookie of the Year.

The 21-year-old beat out Los Angeles' Yasiel Puig. Fernandez finished with 12 wins, 187 strikeouts, and was second in the NL with a 2.19 earned-run average.

Major League Baseball will hand out its official Rookie of the Year honors in November.

The Tampa Bay Rays' Will Myers was the Sporting News' American League honoree.