Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura, 25, killed in car crash

Yordano Ventura, a hard-throwing right-hander for the Kansas City Royals, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday, the team confirmed. He was 25.

A colonel in the Dominican Republic police told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that the crash occurred in the town of Juan Adrian.

Ventura has been with the Royals since 2013, posting a 38-31 career record with a 3.89 ERA.

Ventura was a friend of former…