Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died Sunday in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. Former MLB infielder Andy Marte died on the same day in a separate car crash in the Dominican Republic.
A number of MLB players took to social media to express their condolences.
To the families of Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte. I send my deepest condolences. RIP. pic.twitter.com/mC9EihLMXg— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 22, 2017
I have not words to describe this....R.I.O my boy pic.twitter.com/Zp1Lc52Fqd— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) January 22, 2017
My thoughts & prayers were immediately directed to my beloved Royals family who will confront this tragic loss together. And I cannot imagine the sadness & pain that Yordano's immediate family & friends must be experiencing. Yordano "Ace" Ventura was a young & vibrant kid. He had the world at his fingertips & lived life to its fullest. He was always smiling & always messing w/ the boys. On the field he was a fiery competitor, someone willing to stand up to any challenge & overcome. It was a reflection of the life he lived while growing up in his native Dominican Republic. His spirit will live on, his impact will last, his memory will endure forever. #RIPAce
I love you Ace. I don't know what to say other then I'm going to miss you a lot. RIP ACE.— Mike Moustakas (@Mooose_8) January 22, 2017
We were brothers who shared two passions: baseball and the Dominican Republic. Rest In Peace Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte. pic.twitter.com/a0Fpark47K— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) January 22, 2017
What terrible news this morning! RIP Yordano. This kid was so talented and was only scratching the surface. Condolences to his family.— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) January 22, 2017
No puedo creerlo 😭dos amigos en un solo día 😔 https://t.co/c8Plal03dN— Miguel Cabrera (@MiguelCabrera) January 22, 2017
RIP Yordano Ventura. Awful news. Ruined the day. Way too young. Prayers to the families and everyone involved!— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) January 22, 2017
Tragedy has no bias, people. Please, please be safe out there. Condolences to the Ventura family. #RIP Yordano, loved watching you throw 🔥🔥— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) January 22, 2017
RIPAce. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 My condolences to his family in the DR and his family here in the Royals organization. I can't believe this.— Danny Valencia (@dannyvalencia19) January 22, 2017
Deeply saddened and shocked by Yordano Ventura's & Andy Marte's passings. Sending out my thoughts and prayers.— Russell Martin (@russellmartin55) January 22, 2017
Wow, can't believe we lost another great one today! Once a teammate always a teammate. RIP Yordano Ventura!!!— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) January 22, 2017
Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte. Another sad day for the game of baseball :baseball:#GoneTooSoon— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) January 22, 2017