The investigation into Jose Fernandez's death is closer to coming to a close.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman said that the agency has "received the report" from the Miami-Dade medical examiner's office. Rob Klepper declined to release the tests because the crash is still under investigation.
Fernandez, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias were killed when the boat they were on crashed at around 3:15 a.m. The Miami Marlins have spoken out about what it would be like to continue playing as a team now that their hit pitcher is gone.
“Obviously, everything changed when we got that phone call about Jose,” Michael Hill, Marlins president of baseball operations, said. “We know we have a challenge ahead of us.”
There isn't anyone on the free-agent market that is as good as Fernandez was so naturally the team is worried but optimistic of what the trade market will look like in the coming months.
“It’s impossible to sit here and wrap up the season and not talk about Jose, and not talk about the reality of what it means, both on and off the field,” David Samson, Marlins president, said.
We will keep you posted on whether or not the toxicology report will be released.