Marlins Ace Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

By BostonSportsFan
Sep. 25, 2016

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early this morning, the team has confirmed. Fernandez was 24.

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at a very difficult time,” the club said in a statement.

ESPN is reporting that as a result of Fernandez’s death, the Marlins have canceled their game against the Braves on Sunday. Fernandez was among three people who were found dead after police responded to a 3 a.m. ET call regarding the accident. The 30-foot boat they were on overturned after crashing into the rocks off Miami Beach.