Skip to main content

Royals rising star Yordano Ventura dies in a car accident

Ventura was one of the top young pitchers in the big leagues.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of Yordano Ventura, a rising pitching star for the Kansas City Royals who died Sunday in a car accident. The fatal crash happened in the Dominican Republic, according to reports, which have been confirmed by MLB officials.

Ventura, 25, had one of the liveliest fastballs in the big leagues, using it frequently to win Game 6 of the 2015 World Series.

The news comes just hours after former Indians third baseman Andy Marte was killed in a car crash, MLB.com notes, and months after former Miami Marlins superstar Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident.

More details to come.

Next Up

Brandon Gardas

St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million

A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.

20210722_hhc_570

Minnesota's premier trauma center housed at HCMC

The Minneapolis center is nationally recognized in pediatric trauma

Crisp & Green

Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July

The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.

FLickr - Target Field 2019 - mark grabe

Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field

Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.

10974344_886755688011981_7448860726679919201_o

Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville

It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.

Screen Shot 2022-06-27 at 12.47.20 PM

Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais

The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, June 27

BA.5 is expected to become the dominant subvariant in Minnesota.

police lights squad car

60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home

SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair

The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.

monkeypox

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the risk to the public is "considered low" at this time.

lightning, storm

Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday

Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.

Related

Royals rising star Yordano Ventura dies in a car accident

Ventura was one of the top young pitchers in the big leagues.

MLB star Jose Fernandez dies in a boating accident

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat accident Sunday morning.

Twins prospect Yorman Landa killed in a car accident

The minor league pitcher was 22 years old.

Twins prospect Yorman Landa killed in a car accident

The minor league pitcher was 22 years old.

Every contender is lining up to trade for this All-Star lefty from MN

From Chaska to the big leagues, Brad Hand has made a name for himself.

Every contender is lining up to trade for this All-Star lefty from MN

From Chaska to the big leagues, Brad Hand has made a name for himself.

Badgers mourn the loss of wrestler killed in car accident

The Big Ten wrestler qualified for the NCAA Championships last season.