His girlfriend, Maria Arias delivered the baby girl, named Penelope.
Fernandez was killed in a tragic boating accident last September along with two of his friends. The families of the two men are now suing the estate of Jose Fernandez. The mother of Fernandez, Maritza Gomez administers her sons estate, which is worth $2 million to $3 million.
Penelope’s birth was welcomed lovingly across the Miami Marlins team including some statements by teammates and friends. Every one expressed how excited Jose was for the baby to come. He even recorded a video with his girlfriend when she was pregnant. Smiling and expressing his happiness as he gently laid his hands on Arias baby bump.
“It’s going to bring a lot of peace and happiness to both families and friends, and even us,” Marlins Martin Prado stated. “Just happy to see a piece of Jose that is going to grow. She’s going to be so blessed.” he continued.