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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

Investigators believe high speed was a factor in the horrific boat crash that killed Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez.

The ace pitcher, who survived a harrowing escape from his native Cuba as a teenager to become a face of the franchise and one of the brightest young stars in baseball, was found dead early Sunday morning after a collision on the jetty rocks off Miami Beach.

He was 24.

“As you see around you, there are no words to describe how this organization feels,” Marlins president David Samson said at a news conference attended by every Miami player and coach, plus other team personnel.

“There’s no playbook. There’s no words of...

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