Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez passed away in a boating accident early Sunday, according to the Marlins.
Miami cancelled Sunday’s contest against the Atlanta Braves. The United States Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a 10:30 EST press conference with regard to the matter.
Fernandez was one of three killed in the accident, according to the Miami Herald.
Statement from the Miami Marlins organization: pic.twitter.com/6A4Rv6m2g9— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 25, 2016
Here is a description of the incident from Reuters:
Emergency crews responded to reports of an overturned 30-foot-boat early on Sunday near the Government Cut shipping channel and South Pointe Park, where they found two bodies in the water and one body on top of the boat, WSVN News reported.
Fernandez, 24, has anchored Miami’s starting rotation since joining the club in 2013. Over 182.1 innings this season, he’s pitched to a 2.86 ERA and 2.29 FIP.
Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald reported the mood of the players as they entered Miami’s clubhouse:
Giancarlo Stanton and AJ Ramos just arrived to ballpark with heads lowered. Said nothing.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) September 25, 2016
Dee Gordon was crying as he walked into ballpark— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) September 25, 2016