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Death threats, polygamy, pills: Yordano Ventura’s final year of marriage

The saga is sad and complex, and it offers a snapshot into the complicated life Yordano Ventura lived before he tragically lost it on Jan. 22, dying in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on his way to see his estranged wife, María del Pilar Sangiovanni. She appears to be at the center of...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest

It’s a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League Central by 17.5 games and had competition from only one other team over the .500 mark. Being in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
21 hours ago

Ventura toxicology report won't be released to public

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won't be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that authorities in the Dominican Republic told the paper Thursday that the finding only will be released to Ventura's family and attorneys...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals to wear ‘Ace 30’ patch in memory of Yordano Ventura

The Kansas City Royals will wear an “Ace 30” memorial patch during spring training in honor of the late Yordano Ventura.ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted out an image of the patch, which bears a tribute to Ventura’s nickname, “Ace” (in reference to the Jim Carrey “Ace Ventura” character) and his jersey number. Ventura was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New information says Yordano Ventura was not robbed

New information surrounding the death of Yordano Ventura suggests the late Kansas City Royals pitcher was not robbed and left for dead after his crash, according to a report.Diario Libre reporter Bienvenido Rojas shared a photo on Twitter supposedly from the crash site in the Dominican Republic that shows Ventura still had a watch and bracelet on his wrists. Rojas also spoke with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz tears up over Yordano Ventura at pitcher's funeral

Thousands came together Tuesday in Yordano Ventura’s hometown of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic to pay tribute to the late Kansas City Royals pitcher.The throngs of people attending Ventura’s funeral included many of his Royals teammates, other major league players and recently retired slugger David Ortiz, a fellow Dominican Republic native. Ortiz, who tweeted his sorrow...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura’s family wants investigation about possible robbery

Yordano Ventura’s family wants an investigation into the possibility that the former pitcher was robbed at the site of his fatal crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning.Pio Deportes reported on Monday that Ventura was robbed of cash, clothing, his World Series ring and other valuables at the crash site.In addition to the Pio Deportes report, En Segundos said that Ventura...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals release statement on death of Yordano Ventura

Tragedy has taken yet another young MLB star. Mere months after Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins passed away in a boating accident in Florida comes this horrible news from the Kansas City Royals.Yordano Ventura, 25, died following a car accident in his native Dominican Republic on Sunsay. There’s no further information available regarding his death outside of photos taken at...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura killed in car accident

Kansas City Royals ace pitcher Yordano Ventura reportedly died early Sunday in a fatal car accident in the Dominican Republic.Details are scant, but ESPN’s Cristian Moreno cited Dominican police who confirmed the tragedy. Ventura was just 25 years old, and had parts of four MLB seasons under his belt, all with the Royals. He went 38-31 with a 3.89 ERA.
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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