Awful day for the baseball world.
Yordano Ventura, a 25-year-old starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, reportedly died in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic today.
Jacobo Mateo Moquete, a Dominican Republic national police colonel, says the accident occurred in Juan Adrian, a town in the Monseñor Nouel province of the Dominican Republic, according to The Spun.
The tragic news of the passing of a talented young player comes just hours after it was reported that former MLB player Andy Marte also died in a separate car crash. He was just 33.
Ventura had 93 major league starts over his four year career, posting a 3.89 ERA and a 38-31 record and helping the Royals win the World Series in 2015 over the New York Mets.