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Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident

Marlins ace killed in boating accident.

Multiple sources confirm Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in an overnight boating accident.

https://twitter.com/Marlins/status/780036718019969024

Fernandez, 24, defected from Cuba in 2008 and was taken in the first round by the Marlins in 2011. The Marlins announced that Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves has been cancelled. 

Statement from Commissioner Rob Manfred:
https://twitter.com/MLB_PR/status/780047199665287168

The news was first reported by Andy Slater:
https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/780023610333290496

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/780031272022372352


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