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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher was killed early Sunday morning during a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, according to several reports.

Ventura's agent confirmed the news to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Ventura was 25 years old.

Ventura had been a mainstay in the Royals' rotation the last three seasons, finishing sixth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2014. He won a World Series ring with the Royals in 2015.

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Sep 19, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) reacts as he is doused by catcher Salvador Perez (13) after the win over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) celebrates after the last strike of his complete game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) delivers a pitch before the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 7, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) talks to media prior to game one of the ALDS against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura in the first inning with 'RIP JF' and 'RIP OT' on his hat, tributes to Jose Fernandez and Oscar Taveras, against the Cleveland Indians on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 14: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals throws against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals is doused with water by Salvador Perez #13 after Ventura threw a complete game in the Royals' 8-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 28: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals delivers in the first inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox on August 28, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals looks on from the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Royals defeated the Tigers 7-4. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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El Caribe in the Dominican Republic posted photos that are reportedly of the vehicle that Ventura was in.

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