Car accident claims life of Royals’ Ventura
KANSAS CITY, MO —
Just getting over the loss of Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, the baseball world was thrown back into grieving mode this weekend. Kansas City Royals 25-year-old pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic early Sunday morning. Ventura is believed to have died after his car went off the road due to hazardous travel conditions and fog.
Ventura won a World Series with the Royals in 2015 and was one of the promising young pitchers the game had to offer.
In a separate incident former Major Leaguer Andy Marte also lost his life in a car accident. Marte spent parts of seven seasons with three teams.