Before their spring training game against the Kansas City Royals, the Texas Rangers honored the memory of the late Yordano Ventura.
Ventura lost his life earlier this winter in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, his native country.
In a touching pre-game ceremony, Adrian Beltre delivered flowers to the pitcher’s mound as both teams lined up to remember the former Royals pitcher.
Really nice gesture by the Rangers pregame, as they honored Yordano Ventura. Adrian Beltre delivered flowers to the mound pic.twitter.com/Z0S2a3V8SH
— Clubhouse Convo (@royalsclubhouse) February 25, 2017
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 25, 2017
It was a touching way to honor a player who was taken from this world far too soon.
Ventura was a key contributor to Kansas City’s World Series run two seasons ago. He was just 25 years old when he passed.