Former MLB Player Andy Marte Killed In Car Crash

Andy Marte
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In addition to news of Yordano Ventura, former MLB pro Andy Marte was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic, his agency announced Sunday (Jan. 22). He was just 33 years old.

Local authorities said Marte died early Sunday morning, when a car he was driving hit a house along a road.

J.M.G. Baseball, which represented Marte, confirmed his death via Twitter.

His former teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, also took to Twitter to express their shock.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was also killed on Sunday in the Dominican Republic in a separate car accident.

Marte has played the past two seasons for the KT Wiz of the Korean Baseball Organization, while last playing in the majors with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014.

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