Redmond, a former Major League catcher who made his living by noticing slight changes in his pitchers, said getting hit by a line drive should not result in a change of delivery.
"I don't think so," he said. "Jose has pretty big thighs. I don't think it affected him. He looked the same to me that game."
Fernandez reported soreness in his right elbow during his next start in San Diego against the Padres, which led to the diagnosis of a tear in his elbow that led to Friday's surgery in Los Angeles.
"If it was bothering him, he should have said something," Redmond said.
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.