25 years old Royals pitcher and Major League
Player, Yordano Ventura has died. According to
Cristian Moreno of ESPN, he died in a car crash
in the Dominican Republic early this morning
Jan. 22nd. His team, The Royals have since
confirmed Ventura’s death, according to
MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan.
Ventura made his debut for the Royals in 2013
and was immediately known for his fastball.
Sadly, he is the second major league player
who has died over the past five months. Former
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a
boating accident on September 25, 2016.