Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. Fernandez, who was 24, and two other men were found dead after their 32 foot boat was discovered crashed near Miami Beach. The Marlins released this statement this morning.
Statement from the Miami Marlins organization: pic.twitter.com/6A4Rv6m2g9
— #VoteMarlins (@Marlins) September 25, 2016
News of his death sent shockwaves through the baseball community. Players from around the league sent their condolences through social media.
Sick to my stomach. Can't believe this. #RIPJoseFernandez
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) September 25, 2016
Jose Fernandez is one of the most genuine guys I've ever played with. He loved life, he loved baseball…..he will be missed dearly.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) September 25, 2016
What makes this story even worse, is just a couple of days ago Fernandez posted an Instagram post of his newly pregnant girlfriend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fernandez family and his child.
Jose Fernandez and his girlfriend were expecting a baby. What a tragedy. RIP. pic.twitter.com/haKpqBSNYX
— Michael (@M_Shel6) September 25, 2016