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Fernandez's Tommy John surgery successful

Jose Fernandez today underwent successful Tommy John surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. He will return to Miami and immediately begin his rehabilitation and recovery program, which is a standard 12-18 month process.

"We are pleased that Jose's surgery went well. We are confident Jose will approach his rehab with same energy and passion that are his trademark," said Michael Hill, Marlins' president of baseball operations. "We look forward to having him back with the team when we return to Miami next week. "

Jose will be made available to the media in Miami next week. More details to follow.

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