Marlins ace Fernandez OK a day after being hitMiami 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)
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.