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Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro (June 30, 1962 – February 15, 2020), better known as Tony Fernández, was a Dominican baseball shortstop. He played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for seven teams. He mainly played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Fernández was known for his defensive skills, setting a nine-year record for shortstops with a .992 fielding percentage in 1989,[1] while still holding the single-season fielding percentage record for third basemen with .991 in 1994.[2]

Fernández announced in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with kidney disease. On February 15, 2020, Fernández died of problems related to the disease; he had suffered a stroke and was placed in an induced coma.[3][4][5]

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