Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins reacts during the game against the Kansas City Royals

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday in a boating accident on the edge of Miami Beach. Fernandez, 24, and two other men were found dead after their boat was spotted upside down on top of a rocky jetty shortly after 3:15 a.m. Fernandez defected from Cuba when he was 15 years old, and went on to become one of professional baseball’s rising stars, winning National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and reaching 500 strikeouts faster than any pitcher in history.

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