It was the third triple play turned this year in the minors and the first by a Richmond player since current Giants second baseman Joe Panik helped turn one on May, 23, 2013.
Moreno did miss an opportunity to get the even rarer unassisted triple play. All he had to do was tag Josh Fuentes, who was the victim of a horrible strikeout last Friday, when the Yard Goats third baseman arrived at second base instead of throwing the ball to first.
The Marlins have allocated all of $700,000 MLB paid the team as a result of Jose Fernandez’s death to a trust for the late Marlins pitcher’s 3-month old daughter and to his mother, The Miami Herald reported, citing unidentified industry sources.
MLB policy calls for $1 million to be paid out to a team when an active player dies, but Fernandez, who died Sept. 25 in a boating accident, was found to have traces of cocaine in his system and a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit at the time of the wreck, so MLB’s insurance company balked at paying the full amount.
The insurance company and MLB recently negotiated a $700,000 payout, according to The Herald, which was passed through the Marlins to a trust to pay for infant Penelope Fernandez’s education and to help take care of Maritza Fernandez, the pitcher’s mother.