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MLB teams rally together to remember the life of Jose Fernandez

Rest in peace, Jose.

After the news spread Sunday morning that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident earlier that day, there was an outpouring of support from the baseball community.

Miami was supposed to play the Atlanta Braves today, but canceled its game as a result.

They also turned Marlins Park into a memorial.

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His teammates posted tributes on Instagram and Twitter. Dee Gordon's caption was very powerful.

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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Elsewhere, moments of silence were observed before games. Cleveland was one of those places.

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez gave a personal tribute by writing "RIP J.F. 16" on his gear in Detroit.

Perhaps the most touching tribute was in New York. Yoenis Céspedes, a Cuban like Fernandez, hung an honorary New York Mets Fernandez jersey inside the Mets' dugout. The care he takes in this video is heartbreaking.

Yasel Puig did the same thing with a Dodgers shirt in Los Angeles.

Another Miami sports franchise, the Dolphins, observed a moment of silence before its game to honor Fernandez.

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