Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. The Marlins confirmed the report and released a statement that the organization was devastated by the tragic loss and that today’s game against the Atlanta Braves had been cancelled.
Fernandez was just 24 years old and was one of the best young pitchers in the game. Truly a sad day for the Miami Marlins and for Major League Baseball. Our prayers go out to his family and to his teammates.
The Atlanta Braves organization sends our deepest condolences to the family of Jose Fernandez and to the Marlins organization.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 25, 2016