Kansas City Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura, 25, Has Been Killed In A Car Accident

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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.

RIP Yordano.

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