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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident; death stuns a team and a sport

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident; death stuns a team and a sport

Jose Fernandez, the pitching ace who as a teenager survived a harrowing escape from his native Cuba to become one of the brightest young stars in baseball, was found dead early Sunday morning after a boat crash on the jetty rocks off Miami Beach. He was 24.

Fernandez, a two-time All-Star and the 2013 National League rookie of the year, was the ebullient face of the Miami Marlins franchise and his passing was acknowledged around Major League Baseball. 

Some players penned remembrances on their caps or cleats while others turned to social media to express their emotions. In Tampa, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz asked the Rays to cancel a pregame ceremony in his honor to...

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