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 established the ACE 30 Memorial Fund through Royals Charities. Funds raised by Royals fans, corporate partners, and Ventura's teammates were used to renovate his childhood field in Las Terrenas, 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.