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Gordon makes touching Instagram post for 'brother' Fernandez

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The death of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez devastated the baseball world Sunday morning after the 24-year-old pitcher was killed in a boating accident.

Fernandez's teammate Dee Gordon was one of many who was overcome with emotion after learning of his friend's passing, and decided to post a message on Instagram in honor of his "brother."

My brother. You were family to heart is hurting wishing you would just burst through the clubhouse doors any second now late like always laughing telling me how many red and yellow snapper you caught last were always happy and kept the biggest smile on your may have rubbed people who didn't get to know you the wrong way at times but I always had your back no matter what and didn't never let you get in any of those brawls...last Sunday when you came to chapel with me is crazy now bc you said you needed to just told me that your last game was "the best game I ever pitched in my life" and it was your last...I don't know if God was calling you last Sunday and made you decide to come to chapel or helped you pitch your best game but I do know I love you and I'm so hurt to see my brother go...I know I'm being selfish but you weren't just a teammate to were family...I love you Josey!!! Long Live YOU FOREVER!!!! Rest In Peace my brother I hope you and God catch the biggest fish heaven has to offer. #JDF16FOREVER

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Fernandez was one of baseball's top young talents, striking out an MLB-leading 12.49 hitters per nine innings, before his passing.

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