Marlins give insurance money for Jose Fernandez's daughter

Team reaches settlement with MLB


MIAMI – The Miami Marlins received insurance money from Major League Baseball following the death of Jose Fernandez.

Local 10 has confirmed that money will be put in a trust for Fernandez's 3-month-old daughter Penelope.  It will be used for her education as she grows up.  Marlins President David Samson is in control of that trust.

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports that ordinarily players are given $1 million when a player dies, but the Marlins were given $700,000 for Fernandez.

The Marlins ace pitcher was killed in a boating accident on Sept. 25.

At the time of his death, Fernandez had cocaine in his system and a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

The investigation concluded that Fernandez was driving the boat.

Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero were also killed in the crash.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has confirmed that he is currently working on a statue to Fernandez that will be placed somewhere near or at Marlins Park.

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