Yordano Ventura RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ventura's mother to throw out first pitch at Royals' home opener

    Kansas City Star "Just a few years ago, Marisol Hernandez was amidst a roaring sea of Royals blue with more than 40,000 fans at Kauffman Stadium. The date was Oct. 28, 2014. Her son Yordano Ventura, who was a long way from his native Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, kept the San Francisco Giants so off-balance..." April 08

  • USA’s Danny Duffy to be emotional Saturday when USA faces Dominican Republic

    USA Today "USA pitcher Danny Duffy, whose Kansas City Royals’ teammate Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in January, says it will be emotional Saturday night when he sees Ventura’s jersey hanging from the Dominican Republic dugout. The Dominican Republic will honor Ventura and Andy Marte, who..." March 11

  • Royals honor Yordano Ventura prior to first spring training game

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, the Kansas City Royals opened their Cactus League schedule with a game against the Texas Rangers. The two clubs share a spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona. Saturday’s game was the first for the Royals since Yordano Ventura was tragically killed in a car crash in the..." February 26

  • Despite rivalry, Machado reached out to Ventura's family following death

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado reached out to the family of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in the days following the right-hander’s death in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic this offseason. During a June game against the Royals at Camden Yards, Machado charged the mound..." February 18

  • Dominican authorities: Yordano Ventura toxicology report won’t be released to public

    Kansas City Star "Authorities in the Dominican Republic told The Star on Thursday that the toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura following his fatal car crash will only be released to his family and attorneys. In the days following the Jan. 22 wreck, Royals officials said they were told toxicology..." February 17

  • Royals enter 2017 motivated to play in Ventura's honor

    USA Today "The Kansas City Royals trickled through the clubhouse Monday morning, and hanging high above the entrance to the field, was a huge black banner. The exhilaration and excitement of the first day of spring training, at least momentarily, was suddenly displaced by reality. “Ace 30.’’ They..." February 14

  • Covering Yordano Ventura’s funeral ‘such a powerful’ experience

    Sportsnet "Vahe Gregorian had been to the Dominican Republic for a story about Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura before. That was in early 2015, just months after the talented right-hander burst into baseball’s consciousness with a dominant performance in Game 6 of the World Series. Gregorian, a..." February 07

  • Danny Duffy buys Yordano Ventura bobblehead on eBay for Ventura’s mother

    Kansas City Star "The bobblehead was snatched up quickly on eBay. Days after Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, a bobblehead of the late Royals pitcher sold for $100 hours just after it went on sale. The seller, who is from Kansas City, then got a big surprise. The address..." January 29

  • Royals FanFest filled with tributes to Yordano Ventura by team, players, fans

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura died tragically at the age of 25, the result of a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. Ventura was laid to rest on Wednesday. Now the Royals are beginning to pay tribute to the hard thrower, who was such a vital part of their recent..." January 28

  • The Royals will wear a patch on their jerseys honoring Yordano Ventura in 2017

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major-league infielder Andy Marte were killed in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic. Ventura was 25. Marte was 33. On Thursday, the Royals announced they will honor Ventura with a patch on their jerseys during the 2017 season." January 27

  • New information disputes suspicion that Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was robbed

    Kansas City Star "New information from the Dominican Republic appears to quash the suspicion that Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was robbed after a car wreck that took his life early Sunday morning on the Caribbean island. Bienvenido Rojas, a longtime sports journalist for Diario Libre in the capital of Santo..." January 25