MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez’s death in 2016 remains a tragic story and, on his 25th birthday, Fernandez’s mother decided to visit the crash site.
7News’ Alex de Armas tweeted images of Maritza Fernandez visiting the Miami Beach jetty, Monday, where the fatal boat collision occurred. She was seen wearing a hat with Fernandez’s number “16” while tossing flowers into the ocean.
Written on one of the rocks along the jetty was, “Mama, Abuela, Happy Birthday Delfy.” Delfy is short for Delfin, which was Fernandez’s middle name.
Maritza also placed candles along the jetty, right next to the message for her late son.
To celebrate, his mother, grandmother and girlfriend brought his baby daughter to the Marlins game, Monday night.
Baby Penelope was taken to the clubhouse and was shown Fernandez’s locker before the game. During the game players posed for pictures with her.
“I know it’s supposed to be his birthday today, and wherever he is, we know that he’s with us,” said one of Fernandez’s teammates, Miguel Rojas. “It brings back a lot of memories of him.”
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