Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/17/14
When right-hander Jose Fernandez makes his first start of the 2014 season, his biggest fan will be in attendance at Marlins Park. Olga Fernandez Romero, who received a five-year visitation visa to exit Cuba, surprised her 21-year-old grandson on Sunday in Miami while he took part in interviews. Your browser does not support iframes. "Didn't know anything about it," Fernandez said during a Monday teleconference. "I was in shock for a couple of minutes. I sat down in my chair. It was pretty amazing. I showed her around the stadium. Pretty excited to have her here." Fernandez last saw his grandmother in Santa Clara, Cuba, when he was 15. He, his mother and sister unsuccessfully tried to escape the island several times, eventually reaching Tampa after being shot at and imprisoned during their attempts. On Monday with his grandmother and mother seated next to him, Fernandez became the only Cuban-born player to win the Baseball Writers' Association of America's National League Rookie ...
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