Ojalá se levante una investigación, pues si existen evidencias puntuales de esto, sentiría mucha vergüenza ajena por mi país.— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) January 24, 2017
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The former Red Sox ace pitcher and fellow Dominican, Pedro Martinez, commented on Yordano Ventura's death.
Tweets are in Spanish, but it is a response to the multiple reports in the Dominican Republic that Yordano Ventura was found alive, but instead of being helped, he was robbed of his valuables, including his World Series ring. The gist of the tweets is that it's outrageous to say that this happened, but if it did happen, it deserves a full investigation.
Warning to those who are going to google this story to look for the reports in Spanish: apparently a lot of these reports include an image of Ventura's body, you don't want to be surprised by that.
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baseball twitter and reddit has been talking about this all night. If these reports are true, it's absolutely awful. Not sure how anyone can be sure he was still alive, but it does sound as if he was robbed. I've also read conflicting reports on whether or not this was actually substance abuse related. Ken Rosenthal is tweeting that whether or not Ventura's family will receive the $20m still due to him depends on the toxicology report.