Months after his death, Jose Fernandez’s girlfriend has given birth to the late pitcher’s little girl

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins looks on during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 22, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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The late Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez would be a father of a baby girl today if he had survived a September boat crash off Miami Beach.

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Fernandez’s girlfriend, Maria Arias, gave birth Friday night to Penelope, with whom she was pregnant when Fernandez died Sept. 25, The Miami Herald reported.

Fernandez, who was 24 when he died, chose his daughter’s name last summer when he and Arias learned they were expecting, the Miami Herald said.

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