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Ventura Shines as Royals Rough Up Keuchel, Take Series from Astros

Six days ago, Kansas City's front office had seen enough of Yordano Ventura. After allowing six runs in four innings against the Pirates, the Royals demoted their Opening Day starter to Omaha. He was recalled the next day after the Jason Vargas injury, but Dayton Moore got his message across to the 24 year-old Ventura. On a day when the Royals acquired All Star starting pitcher...
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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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura is injured, but can an average Royals rotation contend?

The Kansas City Royals sit comfortably at 56-36, which is the best record in the American League. That record hasn’t come with a little bit of adversity in the pitching rotation. The team announced on Tuesday they’re optioning opening day starter Yordano Ventura as the corresponding move to Jason Vargas coming off the DL. The move may be shocking, but it’s not surprising....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals option Ventura to Triple-A Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have optioned right-hander Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha after a string of ineffective outings for the opening-day starter. The 24-year-old Ventura, who can run his fastball into triple digits, is 4-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 14 starts this year. He spent nearly a month on the disabled list with inflammation of his ulnar nerve. Left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals option Yordano Ventura to Triple-A

Expectations could not have been higher for Yordano Ventura entering the 2015 season. Fresh off a rookie year in 2014 that saw him throw seven shutout innings in Game Six of the World Series and post a 3.20 ERA over 30 starts, the Kansas City Royals let James Shields walk to the San Diego Padres and handed Ventura a five-year, $23 million extension before the year. Ventura was handed...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals send struggling Opening Day starter Ventura to Triple-A

The Kansas City Royals have optioned Opening Day starter Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha. The right-hander is 4-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 14 starts this season after going 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 31 games (30 starts) as a rookie in 2014. He was touched up for a season-high six earned runs in four innings during Monday's loss to the Pirates. Despite his struggles, Ventura's strikeout...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Option Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha

After Yordano Ventura had a lackluster outing against the Pirates, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings it was immediately speculated that his time in the rotation may be in danger. In order to make room for Jason Vargas, coming off of the disabled list, the Royals have optioned Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha. A move to the minors will ensure that Ventura is still able to work on...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Have Decision to Make with Ventura

Well now what? I wrote yesterday about keeping Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation, and if there was to be an odd man out, it should most likely be Yordano Ventura. The question then becomes, "but what do you do with him?" Ventura does still have options left, so it is POSSIBLE for the Royals to option him to the minors. Considering how unwilling they were to send down one of...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

Can we now safely say that throwing at batters and instigating fights with opponents appears to be a pattern with Yordano Ventura? For the third consecutive start, the Royals pitcher taunted an opposing batter which resulted in both dugouts emptying onto the field. On Thursday night against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, a brawl broke out. Tensions were already high...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals involved in another bench-clearing incident

The Kansas City Royals were once again involved in a benches clearing incident on Thursday night, and Yordano Ventura was again at the center of the chaos with the Chicago White Sox. In the bottom the seventh inning, Ventura forced Adam Eaton to hit a comebacker to the mound for the third out. As he was going to toss the ball to Eric Hosmer at first base, Ventura very blatantly...
Via The Outside Corner
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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