Kansas City Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies In Crash

Kansas City star pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car accident Sunday in his home country of the Dominican Republic.
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Kansas City Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies In Crash

Kansas City Royals star pitcher Yordano Ventura died early Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Local police told ESPN the accident happened near the town of Juan Adrián, but other details weren't immediately available.

As the team released a statement sending thoughts and prayers to Ventura's family, tributes cropped up online from fans, broadcasters and other athletes.

Ventura had been with the Royals since 2013. He pitched during two World Series, including the team's 2015 championship win. Ventura had a 38-31 record and a 3.89 ERA. He was 25 years old.