Tragedy Hits Baseball: Marlins Ace Jose Fernandez Dies in Accident
Tragedy struck the baseball world today. Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez has tragically died. Fernandez, 24 years old, died in a boating accident off the Miami Beach coast along with three others, according to many published sources.
The Miami Marlins issued the following statement:
The Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.
The Marlins and Braves will not play their scheduled game for this afternoon.
Fernandez was one of the top young pitchers in the game today. Just five years ago Fernandez left Cuba in a speedboat and came to the United States. Fernandez officially became a United States citizen last year. He leaves behind a fiancee who was pregnant with his child.