Aledmys Diaz leaves team to be with family in wake of Jose Fernandez death
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz walks back to his position during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 24, 2016, in St. Louis. The Dodgers won the game 9-6. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Aledmys Diaz, a life-long friend of Jose Fernandez, left to be with his family in Miami and offer support to the Fernandez family.
Fernandez and Diaz grew up together in Cuba, and have stayed friends.
Fernandez was tragically killed in a boating accident over the weekend in Miami.
Diaz did not play in Sunday night's game at Wrigley.
Diaz is expected to be back in St. Louis Monday night.
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