(Reuters) - Jose Fernandez made a triumphant return after more than a year out with injury when he hit a solo home run and pitched a winning game for the Miami Marlins on Thursday. The 22-year-old from Cuba had not pitched in a Major League game since May, 2014 after he underwent Tommy John elbow surgery and then endured a long recovery process. "I was kind of joking around today, saying, 'I'm going to try to hit it out'," Fernandez told reporters.
The St. Louis Cardinals have dismissed scouting director Chris Correa in an apparent fallout from the hacking scandal involving an alleged breach of the Houston Astros database, reports said. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak made the announcement Thursday but did not go into details or discuss the allegations against the Major League Baseball club. "I can confirm he was on administrative leave and subsequently was terminated," Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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