Royals remember life of Yordano Ventura during Spring Training

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — In remembrance of late pitcher Yordando Ventura, the Kansas City Royals have placed a banner in their Spring Training facility and decided to keep an empty locker in his honor.

The Royals shared a photo of the empty locker on Instagram Tuesday with the caption, “He’s always with us.”

Ventura, who was 25 years old, was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic in January.

He's always with us. #Ace30 #RoyalsST

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Royals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert shared the following photo of the banner, which says “ACE 30,” on Instagram.

Como nos hace falta mi bro 😭😭😭😭 que Dios te tenga en su gloria

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The Royals will also honor Ventura this season by wearing black patches with “Ace 30” written in white on their uniforms.