LOS ANGELES -

It's the last thing any Marlins fan would want to hear.

Star pitcher Jose Fernandez is heading to the 15-day disabled list.

The team says he has a right elbow strain.

Fernandez had a rough start in San Diego over the weekend.

Fernandez will head back to Miami for an MRI.

According to a Miami Herald report, Fernandez will require season-ending surgery on his elbow.

Fernandez has  been the catalyst to the Marlins surprisingly strong start to the season.