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Gone too soon, Jose Fernandez leaves a lasting legacy on and off the field

From the moment he arrived in Miami to a final pitch thrown far too young, Jose Fernandez made every moment count.

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14hRoger Rubin, Special to ESPN.com

If Matz pitches again in '16, it will be in relief

If Steven Matz, rehabbing from a shoulder impingement, is able to pitch for the Mets again this season, if will probably be in relief, manager Terry Collins said.

Prado: 'There's a lot of pain' (0:38)
Mattingly recalls Fernandez's joy (1:19)
Jose Fernandez' potential was unlike any other (2:30)
Kurkjian: 'Hard to find a more talented pitcher than Jose' (1:56)
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Jose Fernandez's journey from Cuba to the majors

In this July 2013 Grantland story, Jose Fernandez shares his path from Cuban defector to All-Star pitcher. It's a story of failed defections and prison time, a journey from Cuba to Mexico to Texas to Tampa to Miami.

Marlins president Samson: Fernandez a team member for 'all time' (1:10)
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1hAnna McDonald

The reinvention of Jose Fernandez

From a young age, Jose Fernandez would do anything to play baseball. After his Tommy John surgery, Fernandez refused to let injury keep him from returning a better pitcher.

Perez gets emotional remembering Fernandez (2:20)
Baseball rules should be consistent for the entire season (0:52)
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10hDan Arritt, Special to ESPN.com

Dodgers one win from NL West title

After Clayton Kershaw's win, the Dodgers can clinch the NL West on Sunday and give a proper Dodger Stadium sendoff to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.

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10hDan Arritt, Special to ESPN.com

Dodgers' Vin Scully enjoys his long goodbye

As he prepares to call his final game at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Vin Scully looked back fondly over the final season of his 67-year career.

Utley makes great glove flip to first for out (0:36)
Denard Span smacks HR in 10th (0:26)
Angels scratch across four runs in eighth (1:06)
Trumbo's HR pads Orioles' lead (0:20)
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Inside the Royals' big ninth-inning rally

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez allowed five runs to the Royals Saturday, tied for his most runs allowed in his career.

Cruz blasts monster HR to left (0:23)
Vin Scully honored by Dodgers (1:20)
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1dMark Simon

Mets' hidden MVP: Their pitch framing

Mets catchers have been maligned for their minimal offensive production this season. But there is one important stat in which they are excelling.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins fans left flowers and pictures outside the stadium today following the passing of pitcher of Jose Fernandez.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets and Phillies show their respects for Jose Fernandez and his family and teammates at Citi Field before Sunday's game.

Gomez: Fernandez resonated in Cuba

Pedro Gomez explains Jose Fernandez's impact on Cuba, even after he defected from the country at age 15.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins manager Don Mattingly gets emotional speaking of how he will remember pitcher Jose Fernandez, who passed away early Sunday in a boat accident.

Adam Amin ESPN 

Jose Fernandez pitched in front of his home fans at his park 42 times. He was 29-2 in those starts.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's game is cancelled, but play will resume tomorrow and they will honor the passing of Jose Fernandez.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The entire Marlins roster is present for the news conference. They also brought Jose Fernandez's No. 16 jersey to the presser.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Marlins' press conference is underway. Many sad faces following the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

At Marlins Park, pitcher Jose Fernandez's No. 16 is spray painted along with his hat on the mound to remember his passing early Sunday due to a boat accident.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The tragic death of Jose Fernandez is one of the saddest sports stories I can ever remember. A vibrant upbeat guy with a special talent. RIP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets open a series in Miami on Monday. Manager Terry Collins discusses what he will tell his players before the opener, and how the Mets will be showing the proper respect for Jose Fernandez and the game by competing while at Marlins Park despite heavy hearts. Also, Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores and Rene Rivera offer their remembrances of Fernandez, who died early Sunday in a boating accident at age 24.


Adam Amin ESPN 

Jose Fernandez inspired with his story of perseverance and he radiated pure joy when he was on the field. There were few like him. I remember being at Fort Bragg for the July 3 game. There weren't many who were more in awe of the day and more honored to be there than Jose Fernandez. His reverence for this country was easily recognized. He and Ichiro stayed on the field at Fort Bragg after the game and took it all in. He was pure talent, certainly. But he didn't mind if you pimped a HR when you got one off of him. He smiled along with you. That's joy you can't fake. The baseball world, the sports world, the world has lost a shining light today.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was saddened and shocked by the news of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez's passing Sunday: "That smile I'm not going to see anymore. That personality and love for the game, the love for everything really."

Perez emotional about Fernandez's death

Eduardo Perez says not only Jose Fernandez was not only a huge favorite in Miami, he also told the story about how Fernandez saved his mother, who fell overboard while they were defecting.