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Players from around the league react to Jose Fernandez’s passing

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The league reacts to Jose Fernandez’s sudden passing.
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Tragedy struck the baseball world and the city of Miami this morning, as it was announced that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has passed away after a boating accident. Fernandez was only 24 years old. Along with his family and friends, the city of Miami and the baseball world will be deeply effected by this tragedy. Many stars in the baseball world took to Twitter to express their disbelief at the news of the tragedy.

David Ortiz, who told Tampa Bay to cancel their ceremony for him in honor of Jose, took to Twitter to express his disbelief:

Clark Spencer, a Marlins reporter for the Miami Herald, shared that Dee Gordon entered the ballpark in tears:

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who like Fernandez is from Cuba, shared his reaction on Twitter:

Dan Haren, who ended his career in Miami, had nothing but praise for Jose:

Lance McCullers, a pitcher for the Astros who was close friends with Jose in high school, posted his reaction on Twitter:

Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier will miss Jose’s personality:

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton posted about Fernandez’s passing on Instagram:

Former Marlin Hanley Ramirez expressed his disbelief on Twitter:

Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich also posted about Jose on Instagram:

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer posted about his friend’s passing:

Miami’s Single-A team, the Jupiter Hammerheads, took to Twitter to post about Fernandez: