MLB players pay tribute to Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte Nick Schwartz @nick_schwartz Jan 22, 2017 at 12:57p ET Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Ventura, who made his MLB debut in 2013 and won 38 games for the Royals, was just 25. The accident occured just hours after former Braves, Indians and Diamondbacks infielder Andy Marte was killed in a separate accident in the Dominican Republic. . Players across the league mourned the loss of Ventura and Marte on social media. FOX Fantasy Baseball Join or Create a Free League Play Now!