After his last start on May 9 against the Padres, Fernandez complained of soreness in his throwing elbow He was diagnosed with a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and had Tommy John surgery on May 16. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner was 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in 51 2/3 innings over eight starts this season.
Recommended recovery time from the surgery is 12-to-18 months. The right-hander is expected to start throwing again in September.
"He's gonna be fine, and from what I've heard talking to our training people and physical therapists, things are going well," Redmond said.