Report: Former MLB Shortstop Passes Away 

Sad news from the World of Major League Baseball as former shortstop Tony Fernandez has passed away at 57. He suffered a stroke that put him in a coma a few weeks ago, after being treated for kidney disease.

Fernandez played in the Major Leagues for 17 seasons. Twelve of those seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, including his first eight as a big leaguer. He rejoined them after a trade before the trade deadline in 1993. Lucky for him, as he was part of that season’s World Series-winning Blue Jays team, that included Joe Carter, Paul Molitor, and Rickey Henderson. It was his only World Series Championship.

The five-time All-Star also played for the Padres, Mets, Yankees, Reds, Indians, and Brewers.

He won four straight Gold Glove Awards from 1986 through 1989. He posted a career .978 fielding percentage. Although prominently a shortstop, Fernandez also spent time at second base as well as third.

The switch hitter was a career .288 hitter and had five seasons where he hit better than .300.

Former teammates have taken to social media.

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