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Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

5 months 3 days 8 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 January 23, 2017 7:27 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Two traffic accidents in the Dominican Republic have claimed the lives of two major league baseball players.

The highway patrol says Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died Sunday on a highway about 40 miles northwest of Santo Domingo.

It's not clear if Ventura was driving.

And also on Sunday, former major leaguer Andy Marte (mar-TAY') was killed when the Mercedes he was driving hit a house about 95 miles north of the capital.

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