UPDATE 5/12 9:15pm

A MAJOR blow to the Miami Marlins this week after published reports say Ace Pitcher Jose Fernandez will likely miss the remainder of the season due to needed elbow surgery.

Fernandez was initially placed on the 15-day Disabled List Monday afternoon due to an elbow strain.

Fernandez was the 2013 National League Rookie of the year and is currently 4-and-2 this season as a starter.

He leads the league with 70 strikeouts.

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The Miami Marlins are down a hot-shot pitcher.

Jose Fernandez is being placed on the 15-day disabled list following an elbow strain.

Fernandez was the 2013 National League Rookie of the year and is currently 4-and-2 this season as a starter.

He leads the league with 70 strikeouts.

(Photo: Denis Poroy / 2014 Getty Images)