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Athletes React to Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez's Tragic Death

Athletes React to Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez's Tragic Death

The entire baseball community is mourning the tragic loss of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Tons of athletes took to social media after news of his death broke.

His teammate Giancarlo Stanton wrote on Instagram, “I’m still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. I lost my brother today and can’t quite comprehend it. The shock is overwhelming. What he meant to me , our team, the city of Miami, Cuba & everyone else in the world that his enthusiasm/heart has touched can never be replaced. I can’t fathom what his family is going through because We, as his extended Family are a wreck. I gave him the nickname Niño because he was just a young boy Amongst men , yet those men could barely compete with him . He had his own level, one that was changing the game. EXTRAORDINARY, as a person before the player. Yet still just a kid, who’s joy lit up the stadium more than lights could. A kid whose time came too soon. One that I will miss & never forget. Rest In Peace Niño, Jose Fernandez 🙏🏽”

Here’s what other players (and former players) are saying:

Mike Piazza: “Shocked and saddened at the news of #JoseFernandez passing, a tragic end to a man with talent and passion, May the Lord grant eternal rest.”

Al Leiter: “Words cannot describe how sad and awful I felt when I heard about Jose Fernandez this morning. My sincere condolences to his loved ones. RIP”

David Ortiz: “I dont have the words to describe the pain feel for the loss of my friend Jose. Goodbye, my friend.”

Todd Frazier: “What an infectious smile, love for his family, and passion that he had for this game. You will def be missed my friend. #RIPJoseFernandez”

Click inside to read more athlete reactions to Jose Fernandez’ death…

James McCann: “Many prayers for the family and friends of Jose Fernandez. Baseball lost one of its best young ambassadors all too soon. #RIPJoseFernandez”

Chipper Jones: “There are no words to describe the sickness and sadness I feel this morning over the loss of Jose Fernandez. RIP my friend!”

Matt Harvey: “Stunned over the tragic news about Jose. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.”

Drew Pomeranz: “So sad hearing about Jose Fernandez, thoughts and prayers for him and his family RIP”

Brett Anderson: “Jose Fernandez personified joy and enthusiasm. Such a tragic loss.”

Miguel Montero: “Thoughts and prayers to the Fernandez family for this tragic loss. Jose was one of the best in the game. You will be missed”

Kris Bryant: “So sad. Prayers for Jose Fernandez and his family. Such a joy watching him play the game. He will truly be missed.”

Andrew McCutchen: “Today is a sad day in baseball. Jose Fernandez brought an intensity to this game that could naturally ignite an entire stadium #RIPJose”

Yasiel Puig: “Hermano, wherever you are, you know how much I loved you. Sin palabras. My heart is with the families”

Bruce Harper: “Absolutely crushed and shocked at the news about Jo-Fez..My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the @Marlins org!”

Chris Archer: “Such sad news about Jose Fernandez. His passion and charisma for this game was 1 of a kind. #RIPJoseFernandez. The game will never forget u.”

Mike Trout: “Absolutely devastated hearing about Jose. Thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends, and Marlins org.”

David Price: “wow very sad new this morning…hands down one of my favorite guys to watch pitch! He brought nothing but intensity and passion #ripjose”

Albert Pujols: “Saddened by the loss of José Fernandez. Sending thoughts and prayers out to his family.”

Freddie Freeman: “I will miss your love and passion for the game! Your smile was infectious and your personality was one of a kind! Devastated #RIPJose”

Hanley Ramirez: “My heart is with Jose’s and the other victims’ families, and my cherished Marlins family. My deepest condolences. This is heartbreaking”

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