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Baseball world pays condolences to Royals, Yordano Ventura’s family

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura died Satudray night in a car accident.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura died Satudray night in a car accident. jsleezer@kcstar.com

The death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in a vehicle crash Saturday night in the Dominican Republic sent shock waves through the baseball community.

Ventura was just 25 years old.

Many around baseball paid tribute to Ventura and also to Andy Marte, who last appeared in the majors with the Arizona Diamonbacks in 2014. Marte was killed in a different car crash in the Dominican.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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