LOS ANGELES -- Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a right elbow sprain.
Fernandez had an MRI earlier Monday performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who serves as the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Marlins are in Los Angeles for a three-game series with the Dodgers starting later in the day.
The results of the MRI won't be known for a few days, Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.
Redmond added that Fernandez, the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year, flew back to Miami on Monday and will be examined by the club's doctors.
Redmond said Fernandez (4-2, 2.44 ERA) told him he felt discomfort in the elbow after he went five innings and allowed five runs on six hits in a loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday.
"We're going to take care of him and try to take every precaution necessary," Redmond said. "He said he had discomfort, so we immediately are going to get him treatment and the rest he needs."
Left-hander Dan Jennings was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to replace Fernandez on the club's roster.