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Marlins Cuban P Fernandez now US citizen

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MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, a native of Santa Clara, Cuba, become a U.S. citizen Friday and was the keynote speaker during the ceremony for 140 other South Florida residents.

The 22-year-old Fernandez arrived in the U.S. in 2008, settling in Tampa, Florida.

"This is a dream that I've had since I was little, and actually achieving it is really amazing," Fernandez said. "Having my family here and so much support from this amazing country, it's really fantastic."


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