Miami Marlins to welcome rookie of the year's 'Abuelita Olga'

By Andrea Torres, Local10.com Reporter, atorres@local10.com
Published On: Mar 28 2014 05:16:48 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 28 2014 05:46:18 PM EDT

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Florida Marlins arranged a surprise for pitcher Jose Fernandez.

LITTLE HAVANA, Fla. -

The Miami Marlins was ready Friday to welcome “Abuelita Olga” to the ballpark for another emotional moment.

Olga Fernandez's grandson 21-year-old Jose Fernandez will be throwing the first pitch of the season Monday. And she plans to be there.

“Fernandez will officially become the youngest pitcher in Marlins history,” The Miami Marlins said on their website.

Fernandez had not seen his “Abuelita Olga” since he left Santa Clara, Cuba for Tampa when he was 15. In November, the Miami Marlins organized a surprise reunion and the MLB captured the moment.

His “Abuelita Olga” was also present when he was named National League Rookie of the Year.

On Friday, the Miami Marlins tweeted "Abuelita Olga"  was at the bullpen session in Tampa Bay.

In honor of social media "Flashback Friday," here is The MLB Network capturing the magical moment in the video below.

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