Marlins ace dies after boat crash.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
MIAMI BEACH — Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has gone on to be with the Lord. According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, the two time All-Star pitcher was one of three people to lose their lives in a tragic boating accident off Miami Beach early Sunday morning. Fernandez was only 24-years-old. The baseball community is rattled. “All of Baseball is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández,” Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.
“He was one of our game’s great young stars who made a dramatic impact on and off the field since his debut in 2013. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Miami Marlins organization and all of the people he touched in his life.”
His final out. R.I.P Jose Fernandez pic.twitter.com/XtBYZJH6rn
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) September 25, 2016
Coast Guard patrol officers found an overturned boat on a jetty near Government Cut around 3:30 a.m. The bodies were located shortly after. Fernandez has a baby on the way. Last week, he announced via Instagram that his girlfriend was pregnant. Fernandez, named National League Rookie of the Year in 2013, leaves behind a career record of 38-17 with a 2.58 ERA in 76 starts for Miami.
Update: Toxicology report shows Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system at time of death.
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