Tony Fernandez, whose 17 MLB seasons included one with Reds, dies at 57

Tony Fernandez, whose 17 MLB seasons included one with Reds, dies at 57
Cincinnati Reds' Bret Boone is greeted at the plate by teammates Tony Fernandez, left, and Brian Dorsett after Boone's two-run homer in the third inning in Chicago, May 2, 1994. Chicago Cubs catcher Mark Parent, right, looks on. It was the Cubs' 11th straight loss at home, a club record. The Cubs even tried a change of uniform to break the streak. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell) (Source: Fred Jewell)

CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER) -Five-time Major League Baseball All-Star Tony Fernandez, who collected 2,276 hits with a .288 batting average over 17 seasons from 1983 to 2001 and also won four Gold Gloves at shortstop, died Saturday night at age 57, said our partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Fernandez suffered a stroke while he was being treated for kidney disease, according to Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z101.

Fernandez played 12 of his 17 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays. He played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1994 - hitting .279 in 422 plate appearances while playing mostly at third base.

He won a World Series with the Blue Jays in 1993, hitting .333 with nine RBIs in the series.

He also played for the San Diego Padres, the New York Mets, the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers.

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