Tony Fernandez passes away following stroke and kidney complications

Former major leaguer Tony Fernandez passed away on Saturday.

A member of five All Star teams and a winner of four Gold Gloves, Fernandez was a member of the 1993 World Series winning Blue Jays. He was 57.

Hector Gomez was among the first to break the news of Fernandez’s passing which is a result of a brain stroke and kidney complications.


A veteran of 17 years, Fernandez spent 12 seasons with the Blue Jays but also saw stops with the Padres, Mets, Indians, Reds, Yankees and Brewers. He owned a career line of .288/.347/.399 with 94 home runs and 844 RBI. He had 2,276 career hits.

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