Ventura toxicology report won’t be released to public

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won’t be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic.

The Kansas City Star reports that authorities in the Dominican Republic told the paper Thursday that the finding only will be released to Ventura’s family and attorneys. Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Dominican attorney general’s office, said the toxicology report is not a public document.

The results are an impotant piece in determining whether the Royals are obligated to pay the remainder of Ventura’s contract, which is valued at $20.25 million. Royals officials initially said they were told toxicology results would be completed in about three weeks.

Ventura was 25 on Jan. 22 when he died northwest of Santo Domingo.
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Information from: The Kansas City Star