Marlins ace Fernandez OK a day after being hit

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Marlins ace Fernandez OK a day after being hit
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Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez said he's feeling fine and won't miss a turn after being hit by a batted ball.

Fernandez was struck on the inside of the left thigh during Sunday's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Monday, he was selected as the National League Pitcher of the Month.

The 21-year-old right-hander was hit by a one-hopper off the bat of Dee Gordon. Fernandez remained in the game and pitched seven innings, and got a no-decision.

''There's a little bruise,'' Fernandez said. ''But it's fine. It's not a problem. I already worked out and did everything I was supposed to do. So it's fine.''

''(Sunday) night it was hurting a lot. But I woke up (Monday), and it was a lot better,'' he said.

Fernandez is 4-1 with a 1.74 ERA in seven starts this season.