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Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed

4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 September 25, 2016 10:20 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander José Fernández.

The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernández was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday.

The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the top pitchers in baseball.

In the statement, the Marlins say they are "devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time."

The Marlins' game Sunday at home against the Atlanta Braves has been cancelled.

Authorities say Fernández was not wearing his life vest at the time of the crash.

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