Fernandez was born in Santa Clara in Cuba, and he came to the United States in 2008. He attended Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla., before being taken by the Marlins as the 14th overall selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Fernandez went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA en route to the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2013.
The right-hander is currently working his way back from surgery on his pitching elbow, and is expected to return to the mound in the Major Leagues in June or July.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.