Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Jose Fernandez's Passing is Tragic Loss for Community

Sep 25, 2016
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez passed away in a boating accident early Sunday morning.

“I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez. The two-time All-Star had defected from the Castro regime with his mother nine years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting them both at a Three Kings Parade, and remember that moment fondly. My wife Tia and I send our condolences to his family who is suffering from this tragic loss.”