The grieving will last for some time. But the early stages of healing likely began on Friday morning as the Royals' organization held a private "Celebration of Life" for pitcher Yordano Ventura.
To honor the legacy of Yordano Ventura, the Royals announce that the ACE 30 Memorial Fund has been established through Royals Charities. Funds will support youth baseball projects in his native country of the Dominican Republic.
Francisco feels 'lucky to have known' Ventura
Emotions flowed all day for the man who signed Yordano Ventura, the gifted 25-year-old Royals right-hander who was laid to rest in his hometown of Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.