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Former Royals share birthday messages for Yordano Ventura

Remembering Yordano Ventura on what would have been his 26th birthday

On the date of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura's birth, June 3, 1991, Royals manager Ned Yost relates his daily walk around the clubhouse and pause at Ventura's locker. Ventura died in a car accident on January 22, 2017.
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On the date of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura's birth, June 3, 1991, Royals manager Ned Yost relates his daily walk around the clubhouse and pause at Ventura's locker. Ventura died in a car accident on January 22, 2017.

Saturday was bittersweet for a lot of people.

It would have been Yordano Ventura’s 26th birthday on Saturday, and a number of players were missing their friend. Ventura, who died in a single-car accident in the Dominican Republic in January, remains well-loved and still in the hearts and minds of those who knew him best.

Here are some messages that were shared on social media from former teammates Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto and Jarrod Dyson.

 

Miss you broth HBD to Ace Ventura one love

A post shared by Edinson Volquez (@edinsonavolquez36) on

 

Happy birthday Day Ace!!! I know u smiling down on us and we truly miss u brother....#foreverloved

A post shared by Jarrod Dyson (@mrzoombiya1) on

 

Feliz cumpleaños en tu día de hoy que Dios te bendiga siempre te recordaré mi hermano ACE 30

A post shared by Johnny Cueto (@johnnycueto47) on

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