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

  • Yordano Ventura was robbed and left to die after car accident

    Kansas City Star "Disturbing but unverified details have emerged about the death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. A story in the Spanish-language site Pio Deportes said that journalist Euri Cabral reported that Ventura “was carrying items such as cash, garments that included his World Series ring and other..." January 24

  • Yordano Ventura reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt during fatal crash

    CBS Sports "Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura died Sunday in a fatal car accident in his native Dominican Republic. While an investigation into the crash and Ventura's subsequent death are ongoing, some details are beginning to emerge. Here's an excerpt from Rustin Dodd's piece on the crash in the Kansas..." January 24

  • Investigators Believe Yordano Ventura Was Speeding Before Crash

    TMZ "Transportation authorities in the Dominican Republic tell TMZ Sports they believe Yordano Ventura was speeding at the time of his fatal crash. The K.C. Royals pitcher was traveling on a mountainous highway around 4 AM on Sunday when he lost control and flipped his customized Jeep ... killing..." January 23

  • Royals GM called Marlins president after news of Ventura's death

    ESPN "The news of Yordano Ventura's death spread quickly Sunday morning and pierced the veneer of a sports world focused on the NFL playoffs and Grand Slam tennis. With each new expression of grief or tweet of confirmation, we experienced the same sequence of emotions: shock and disbelief, followed by a..." January 23

  • Dominican officials say no alcohol found at scene of Ventura's fatal crash

    Kansas City Star "In life, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura burned bright against the night sky, a flame-throwing right-hander who mesmerized baseball fans with his precocious talent, scintillating fastball and fiery swagger. A child of the Dominican Republic, he arrived in Kansas City four years ago and rode that..." January 23

  • Commissioner Manfred on deaths of Ventura, Marte: 'Today is a very sad day'

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Sunday, news broke that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte had died in separate car accidents. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has since issued a statement concerning both: "Today is a very sad day for..." January 22

  • Dominican police: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash

    SI "Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic. He was 25. Dominican national police colonel Jacobo Mateo Moquete identified the victim of a fatal crash as Ventura. Ventura’s agency confirmed his death to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Ventura’s death..." January 22