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Sunday, January 22, 2017

(Pics From The Scene) Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Killed In A Car Accident, Believed To Be Under The Influence

25 year old Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Via ESPN: A colonel in the Dominican Republic police told ESPN's Enrique Rojas that the crash occurred in the town of Juan Adrian.

"Our prayers right now are with Yordano's family as we mourn this young man's passing," said Royals general manager Dayton Moore via statement. "He was so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberance and always brought a smile to everyone he interacted with. We will get through this as an organization, but right now is a time to mourn and celebrate the life of Yordano."

Authorities have shared pictures from the crash scene on social media and reports are that he was under the influence at the time of the accident.  See pics from the scene here (heads up Ventura's body can be seen in one of the pics).

We will truly miss him acting like an asshole almost every time he took the mound.