Major League Baseball began mourning the loss of one of the game’s brightest young stars, Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez.
Fernandez, was killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach early Sunday in Florida. The Marlins canceled their scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves.
Fernandez was drafted in 2011 and voted National League Rookie of the Year in 2013. An outpouring of condolences came in from around the league:
— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) 25 September 2016
Jose Fernandez was a supernova. Trying to put his life into words was impossible. I’d prefer, instead, to honor it in a more important way.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) 25 September 2016
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) 25 September 2016
Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez. Gone way too soon
— MSH (@Mike_Stud) 25 September 2016
Moment of silence at the Trop for Jose Fernandez. pic.twitter.com/xakFw8WMQ4
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) 25 September 2016
Craig Counsell could not have said it more perfectly regarding the death of Jose Fernandez: pic.twitter.com/qQTti7fANL
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) 25 September 2016
Truly heartbreaking story of José Fernández being killed in a boating accident today, what a special player and person. RIP #16…
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) 25 September 2016
Thoughts and prayers to the Fernandez family for this tragic loss. Jose was one of the best in the game. You will be missed.
— Miguel Montero (@miggymont26) 25 September 2016