On Sunday, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major-league infielder Andy Marte were killed in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic. Ventura was 25. Marte was 33.

On Thursday, the Royals announced they will honor Ventura with a patch on their jerseys during the 2017 season. Here's the patch:

Ventura's funeral was Wednesday. Many Royals players and staff were in attendance.