Marlins will wear No. 16 jerseys in tribute to Jose Fernandez

ByJames Walker ESPN logo
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins will wear No. 16 jerseys in Monday's game against the New York Mets in honor of pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died early Sunday morning in a boating accident.

The game will be played at 7:10 p.m. ET at Marlins Park.

Fernandez and two others on the boat -- Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25 -- died from trauma in the crash, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation spokesperson Lorenzo Veloz. Speed is suspected to be a factor and an investigation is ongoing.

Multiple members of the Marlins confirmed Monday that the organization is also considering retiring No. 16. Owner Jeffrey Loria had the strongest sentiment.

"I've put thought into it, yes," Loria said. "That will come along. Nobody is going to wear [No. 16] -- I can tell you that now. Nobody will wear that number again."

The Marlins held an emotional news conference Sunday and deemed Fernandez to be a member of the organization for "all time." The team also vowed to honor and support Fernandez's family through this rough period.

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