Sports Blue Jays icon Tony Fernandez passes away at age 57

11:05  16 february  2020
11:05  16 february  2020 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Tony Fernandez , a former Blue Jays shortstop who won a World Series title in Toronto in 1993, has died, according to reports out of his native Dominican Republic. Fernandez , who had been battling kidney problems and had suffered a stroke, was 57 .

Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro (June 30, 1962 – February 15, 2020), better known as Tony Fernández , was a Dominican Major League Baseball player most noted for his defensive skills

a group of baseball players that are standing in front of a crowd: Tony-Fernandez-Toronto-Blue-Jays© Aaron Harris/CP Tony-Fernandez-Toronto-Blue-Jays

Tony Fernandez, who spent 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and was a member of Toronto’s World Series-winning team in 1993, has died at age 57, according to various reports, including MLB’s official Spanish-language Twitter account.

Fernandez was hospitalized earlier this year due to complications from kidney disease, and was placed in a medically induced coma. After initially showing signs of improvement, Fernandez suffered a stroke, according to MLB Insider Hector Gomez, and was reportedly taken off life support.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Fernandez.

Fernandez leads the Blue Jays in multiple categories, including all-time hits (1,583), singles (1,160), triples (72) and games played (1,450). More than an impressive offensive player, he was known for his defence as well, winning four straight Gold Glove Awards with the Blue Jays from 1986-89.

Fernandez was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., in 2008.

—With files from The Canadian Press

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