Yordano Ventura, a rising star right-hander with the Royals, died early Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic at the age of 25.
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The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.
Yordano Ventura was 25. He had one of baseball's fiercest fastballs. He was a little guy with big stuff, big confidence and big dreams. He died in a car accident early Inconceivably, former top prospect Andy Marte, too, died in a separate Dominican car crash early Sunday.
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