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Girlfriend of Jose Fernandez gives birth to daughter, Penelope

The daughter of deceased Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was born Friday night, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported, citing sources.

Maria Arias, Fernandez's girlfriend at the time of his death last fall, delivered the girl, named Penelope.

Fernandez was killed along with two others in a boating accident in late September off Miami Beach. He was 24. The families of the two men, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias, are suing the All-Star pitcher's estate.

Fernandez's mother, Maritza Gomez Fernandez, has filed a petition to administer her son's estate, which is estimated to be worth $2 million to $3 million.

News of Penelope's birth was greeted warmly in Marlins camp.

"It's going to bring a lot of peace and happiness to both families and friends, and even us," Marlins third baseman Martin Prado said, according to the Sun Sentinel. "Just happy to see a piece of Jose that is going to grow. She's going to be so blessed."