Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez died early Sunday in a boating accident in Miami Beach, the Major League Baseball team confirmed.Fernandez was originally scheduled to start Sunday, but Saturday the team announced he would skip that start and pitch Monday's opening game of a series against the New York Mets.He was enjoying his best major league season, posting a 16-8 record with a 2.86 earned run average.After unsuccessful attempts, Fernandez managed to leave Cuba for Florida at the age of 15 .At 20 he broke into the major leagues and was National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 .
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