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Report: Jose Fernandez to skip next start

Marlins ace managing his innings

Jose Fernandez was in complete control against the Pirates

MIAMI – Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will skip his next start.

The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports that the Marlins ace will not pitch on Friday against Colorado.

Fernandez is returning from Tommy John surgery two seasons ago.

The Marlins are trying to limit his innings to protect his arm.

Spencer reports that Fernandez's next start will be June 21 against the Braves.

After that, Fernandez would pitch against the Chicago Cubs.