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The Clock is Ticking: The Royals need for Starting Pitching

  Jason Vargas is done for the year, Yordano Ventura is struggling, and Chris Young is wearing down.  What will Dayton Moore and Ned Yost do?   I was sitting in the left field bleachers of Busch Stadium watching Chris Young and Salvador Perez do long toss prior to Thursday’s make-up game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  I noticed, on more than one occasion, that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals put Jason Vargas back on disabled list, recall struggling Yordano Ventura

If you blinked between yesterday and today, you might have missed Jason Vargas come off the disabled list for the Kansas City Royals and Yordano Ventura get sent down to Triple-A Omaha. As of Wednesday, both players were back where they started at the beginning of Tuesday. Vargas was placed on the 15-day DL with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow and Ventura was recalled...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Vargas Has a Torn UCL

If you were watching the Royals game last night or follow the team at all, you know Jason Vargas left his first start back from the disabled list with another elbow injury. The MRI came back with bad news. He has a torn left ulnar collateral ligament, which we shouldn’t know what that means, but […]
Via Pine Tar Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas to have Tommy John Surgery

Jason Vargas was officially off of the DL for 26 pitches before he had to leave Tuesday's game with "Elbow Discomfort."  MRI's today showed that Vargy had a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament and he is going in for evaluation for Tommy John Surgery.  This is the normal surgery that follows such an injury. The timeline for his return will probably not be until the 2017 season...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas Goes Down Again – Royals Rotation Once Again a Question Mark

Conrad McGorkin Yordano “Ace” Ventura has struggled in 2015. Fortunately for the Royals, his struggles haven’t really hurt the Royals in the standings. The AL Central’s leader won again tonight, 3-1, after six pitchers combined to out-duel MLB’s wins-leader Gerrit Cole and the Pirates 3-1 behind a 3-run eighth inning after NOT having two runners on at the same...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals create room for Vargas by sending Ventura to minors

It was expected that the Kansas City Royals would reinstate left-hander Jason Vargas from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. What was at least somewhat of a surprise was that they cleared room for him on the 25-man roster by sending right-hander Yordano Ventura to Triple A Omaha. The Royals announced the corresponding roster moves Tuesday afternoon. Vargas, 32, has missed the last...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rotation boost: Royals' Jason Vargas to return after All-Star break

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals could soon have their banged-up starting rotation back to normal. Right-hander Yordano Ventura will come off the disabled list Thursday to start the series finale against Tampa Bay, and left-hander Jason Vargas is expected to return from the DL after the All-Star break. Both have been out since early June. Ventura has been dealing with ulnar neuritis...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Vargas drilled in crotch by liner, Ned Yost cracks joke about it (video)

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas earned the victory in Monday’s tilt against the Minnesota Twins, pitching six strong innings while giving up only five hits and no earned runs in a 3-1 win. But Vargas is probably counting his lucky stars — among other things — after experiencing a frightening close call during the...Read More The post Jason Vargas drilled in crotch by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Vargas hit in groin by line drive, still makes the out (GIF)

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas took a line drive to the groin, but still made the out at first, during the fifth inning of Monday night's game in Minnesota.Fortunately, Vargas was wearing his cup, so after being checked out by the medical staff, he was able to continue for another inning. Vargas earned the win in the Royals' 3-1 victory over the Twins. Not that pitchers...
Via Holdout Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Vargas drilled in groin by liner, Ned Yost has great quote

Jason Vargas was hit in the nuts during the fifth inning of Monday’s Royals-Twins game, and the man soldiered on through another 1.1 innings to get the win in the game. As impressed as we are with his ability to shake off such a potentially devastating injury, we were even more impressed with his manager’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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