Former Cleveland Indians player Andy Marte dies in car crash

Andy Marte (CREDIT: Cleveland Indians, Twitter)

CASA DE ALTO, Dominican Republic (WCMH) — The Cleveland Indians have confirmed former player Andy Marte has died at the age of 33.

The Indians confirmed the infielder’s death on Twitter.

ESPN reports Marte died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was reportedly driving alone in his white Mercedes-Benz when he crashed around 3 a.m.

Kansas City Royals player Yordano Ventura died in a separate car crash, the AP reports.

Marte, who played in Cleveland from 2006-2010, was once considered a top prospect in baseball. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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