Marlins’ Fernandez named NL Rookie of Month

Updated: August 5, 2013

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez won the
National League Rookie of the Month for the month of July.

Fernandez went 3-1 with an MLB rookie-best 40 strikeouts and a 2.06 ERA over
five starts and 35 innings pitched. He tallied two double-digit strikeout
games in the month, including a then career-high 13 in his final outing of

Other rookies considered for the honor included Fernandez’s teammate Adeiny
Hechavarria, the New York Mets’ outfielder Juan Lagares and pitcher Zack
Wheeler, the Chicago Cubs’ Junior Lake, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Wily Peralta
and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Paco Rodriguez.