The Miami Marlins will retire Jose Fernandez‘s No. 16, according to the Palm Beach Post. Owner Jeffrey Loria said Monday that no one will ever wear the No. 16 again as the Marlins get set to take the field for their first game since Fernadnez’s tragic death. Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves was canceled because of the right-handed fireball pitcher’s death. Fernandez and two others were killed when the boat they were on appeared to have struck rocks jetting out into the waters near Miami Beach. Police say speed was factor in the crash.
The Marlins will take on the New York Mets on Monday. Each player will wear the No. 16 in honor of Fernandez. It will probably be the last time anyone wears that number. Adam Conley will get the start for Miami against the Mets’ Bartolo Colon. Sunday, the Marlins turned the ballpark into a memorial for Fernandez, while teams around the league took a moment of silence to remember him.