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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez Lashes Out At Reports of Yordano Ventura Being Lotted After Accident

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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez Lashes Out At Reports of Yordano Ventura Being Lotted After Accident

BY Matthew Long

@mattlongsports

A lot of emotions have been circling around the death of rising MLB pitcher Yordano Ventura, who was involved in a fatal auto accident Sunday in the early morning hours. There have been recent reports that the young star was looted at the scene of the accident and left for dead.

The report originated from Dominican journalist Euri Cabral who appeared on the radio show “Zol de la mañana” on ZOL FM 106.5, alleged that Ventura was robbed of several thousand in cash, a gun he was carries, along with his 2015 World Series ring and other valuables.

This ignited the frustration of fellow Dominican native and Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martina, where he vented on Twitter:

[English Translation: How outrageous to know that a life like that of Yordano could have been saved had it not been that they looted him the way he was looted.]

[English Translation: Now it is more painful to know that Yordano remained alive after the accident and instead of someone to help him, they robbed him and let him die.]

[English Translation: I hope an investigation will be carried out, because if there is any timely evidence of this, I would feel a great deal of shame for my country.]

And Martinez wasn’t the only one who was looking for information. Ventura’s grandfather, Raúl Hernández, told Pio Deportes that the family wants “clarification” and an “investigation” from the Dominican Republic National Police.

According to a news report from Endominicana TV (caution video contains graphic image), the speculations of looting were not true, which were made evident by a photograph of Ventura’s body taken at the scene that found it’s way to social media. In the report, Endominicana TV said that “the pistol” was at Ventura’s home, “$500,000 dollars” in cash was not being carried it in the DR, and his “World Series ring was at his home in Kansas.”

Wednesday as family, friends, and fans celebrated the end of a young life, Martinez tweeted out his admiration of clearing up that horrifying record of countrymen’s alleged victimization.

I’m glad that the investigation around Yordano’s death was cleared up and that he wasn’t a victim of acts of vandalism in his last moments pic.twitter.com/QhyOTdolI6

— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) January 24, 2017

 

[Photos: AP]

 

 

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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez Lashes Out At Reports of Yordano Ventura Being Lotted After Accident
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