Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher was killed early Sunday morning during a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, according to several reports.

Ventura’s agent confirmed the news to Jesse Sanchez of Ventura was 25 years old.

Ventura had been a mainstay in the Royals’ rotation the last three seasons, finishing sixth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2014. He won a World Series ring with the Royals in 2015.

El Caribe in the Dominican Republic posted photos that are reportedly of the vehicle that Ventura was in.


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