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Miami Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez makes debut Sunday; at 20, he already has gone through a lot

By Joe Capozzi - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Ask Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez if he is nervous about making his major-league debut Sunday against the New York Mets, and the 20-year-old phenom recalls dodging bullets that were fired at the boat he and his family used to flee Cuba five years ago.

“After that I’m not scared about anything else,” he said Saturday at Citi Field, recalling his family’s defection after three unsuccessful attempts. “I’ve been in jail, I’ve been shot at, I’ve been in the water. I’m not scared to face David Wright. What can he do?”

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