Official: Bag of 4 Fernandez signed baseballs washes ashore

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 28, 2016 09:37 AM
Official: Bag of 4 Fernandez signed baseballs washes ashore
Fans sign a wall at a makeshift memorial for Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets , Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Miami. Fernandez died in a boating accident early Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
MIAMI (AP) — As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher.

WSVN-TV reports a black bag containing Jose Fernandez's checkbook and four autographed baseballs apparently washed ashore on Miami Beach not far from the site the pitcher's boat slammed into a jetty early Sunday. Fernandez and two friends were killed.

Ocean Rescue Division Chief Vincent Canosa tells WSVN the bag was given to a lifeguard and that it apparently came from the boat.

Fernandez had been scheduled to start Monday night's game against the New York Mets. Instead, his teammates honored him in an emotional pre-game ceremony. The players took the field, tears in their eyes, wearing black jerseys with the number 16 and Fernandez's name on back.

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