— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) January 22, 2017
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
RIP Yordano Ventura. Awful news. Ruined the day. Way too young. Prayers to the families and everyone involved!
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) January 22, 2017
Yordano Ventura was signed as an amateur free agent by the Royals in 2008. He made his debut on September 17, 2013 against the Cleveland Indians, Ventura pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five hits, one earned run, walked two and struck out three.
Ventura appeared in 94 games, 93 starts, where he posted a record of 38-31 with 3.89 ERA, and 470 strikeouts across 547.2 innings. Ventura had a 7.72 K/9 ratio, and a 3.47 BB/9 ratio.
In a start at the end of last September, Ventura mourned the loss of friends Jose Fernandez, and Oscar Tavares by writing “16 RIP JF” and “12 RIP OT” on his cap.