Young Marlins star Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident.
Fernandez, one of the best young players in baseball, was one of three people killed in the crash, according to the Coast Guard. The boat crashed into rocks and was found capsized by search and rescue teams around 3 a.m. off the coast of Miami Beach, according to CBS Miami.
Fernandez’s tragic passing elicited emotional reactions from around the league.
RIP my brother... I am absolutely heartbroken, I don't think I ever saw you, in the years we trained together or played together, without that smile. I will forever miss the days we would convince Orlando (our pitching coach) that it was too cold outside to train for baseball so we would go play soccer and then chop down trees. We would race to see who could get their tree down first. The days were there we no cameras, money, or fame and we would work our ass off for hours a day while talking about what it would be like IF one day, just MAYBE we both made it to the @mlb and what it could be like. I will forever miss beating you at ping pong in your moms garage and the way you lived life and how you loved those important to you....Those memories will never fade and one day I will see you again, I truly believe that, then we can talk all about everything we didn't get the chance to. #RIPJose #JDF16
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Fernandez was an All-Star as a 20-year-old rookie in 2013 and named National League Rookie of the Year, after jumping straight to the majors from High-A. He missed most of the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery but returned to form in 2015. He was named to his second All-Star team this season.