“Absolutely crushed hearing the news about Jose [Fernandez],” Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wrote.
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.
Absolutely devastated hearing about Jose. Thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends, and Marlins org.— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) September 25, 2016
Jose Fernandez is one of the most genuine guys I've ever played with. He loved life, he loved baseball.....he will be missed dearly.— dan haren (@ithrow88) September 25, 2016
Been trying to think of what to say or how to comprehend all of this and the truth is there are no words that will do you justice. You played this game and lived your life at 100%. The competitor you were is the competitor we all strive to be. Your loss hit us all hard and im going to miss you buddy. The clubhouse or the team won't be the same without you but you'll always be with us. I know I'll see you again someday. Love you man 🙏🏻
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 🙏🏽
No words can fully express a loss like this...baseball and the world lost a true warrior today. Rest in peace brother.— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) September 25, 2016
omg iam shock at this moment so sad what happen to jose and friends no way i no want to believe that— Ozzie Guillen FND (@OzzieGuillen) September 25, 2016
I tend to stay off of Twitter on start days but I cannot believe the news about Jose Fernandez. The game and the world just lost a great one— Jon Lester (@JLester34) September 25, 2016
My heart is with Jose's and the other victims' families, and my cherished Marlins family. My deepest condolences. This is heartbreaking— Hanley Ramirez ⚾️ (@HanleyRamirez) September 25, 2016
Saddened by the loss of José Fernandez. Sending thoughts and prayers out to his family.— Albert Pujols (@PujolsFive) September 25, 2016
Like everyone else I cannot believe the news I woke up to. My heart is beyond grieved for his family, the Marlins, and those men that suit..— Steve Cishek (@srSHREK31) September 25, 2016
.. up with him everyday. He was an tenacious competitor, a great teammate, and an even better person. Gonna miss u brother— Steve Cishek (@srSHREK31) September 25, 2016
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
RIP Jose Fernandez. Prayers to the Fernandez family and to the Marlins organization.— David Hernandez (@DHern_30) September 25, 2016
My gosh. Just sick in my stomach hearing about Jose Fernandez. Praying for his family, friends, and teammates...— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) September 25, 2016
Please pray for Fernandez's family today..absolutely sickening news. Worst news to wake up to— Travis Shaw (@travis_shaw21) September 25, 2016
I am so sick right now as I wake up to hear this terrible news. Jose you will be missed by so many and I will never forget you as a teammate— Justin Ruggiano (@justinruggiano) September 25, 2016
Oh my. My stomach is in knots. Prayers go out to Jose Fernandez's family, the Marlins and the baseball family. Sad day.— Logan Bawcom (@LoganBawcom) September 25, 2016
Jose's infectious smile and true joy for the game of baseball is something we all can appreciate. Gone too soon.— Logan Bawcom (@LoganBawcom) September 25, 2016
Very saddened to hear about the loss of Jose Fernandez, baseball lost one of the best in the game. Praying for the Marlins and his family!— Cameron Rupp (@CameronRupp) September 25, 2016
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.