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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.73||1.25||194.00||71.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 4.91||0||3||3|
|vs RHB|| 7.2||0||0|| 4.70||0||2||8|
|12/26/2014||Yordano Ventura, SP KC||Taijuan Walker, SP SEA|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/26/2014||Adam Eaton, CF CHW|
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
|Johnny Cueto, SP CIN|
|Last 7 Games|
Royals ace Ventura ejected for beaning Athletics' Lawrie
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was ejected by umpire Jim Joyce in the fourth inning Saturday night for hitting Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie with a pitch.
The benches emptied, but no punches were thrown and the players soon dispersed, according to Comcast SportsNet.
"He really just lost command most of the night," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He was all over the place."
Lawrie has been in the center of a controversy after a hard slide into second base Friday caused injury to Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar.
Ventura collapsed in the fourth after three no-hit innings. He had already given up five runs when he beaned Lawrie.
Royals' Ventura making adjustments to deal with cramping issues
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura has left his first two starts this season due to cramping issues (thumb, calf). Manager Ned Yost said the right-hander is taking the necessary steps to make sure that doesn't happen again, according to MLB Network Radio.
"He's making adjustments in his diet and hydrating two days before his start," Yost said.
Ventura is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Athletics. He is 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA.
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura leaves with calf cramp Sunday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura left his start Sunday against the Angels while dealing with calf cramp, reports Fox Sports Kansas City.
Ventura, who allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings, pulled up lame and couldn't cover first on an grounder. He spoke with a team trainer before being pulled from the game. He earned his second win of the season despite leaving with a trainer for the second consecutive start. He now has a 2.31 ERA.
He will look to keep rolling Saturday against the Athletics.
Royals' Yost on Yordano Ventura: 'He's fine now'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that pitcher Yordano Ventura, who was removed from his Opening Day start due to a thumb cramp, is fine, MLB.com reports.
"He could throw today," Yost said before Wednesday's game.
Ventura crumpled to the ground in pain after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning Monday. Yost said he was unsure of what caused the cramps.
"I don't know. Maybe dehydration?" Yost said. "I know I get them sometimes when I'm driving my tractor on the farm for a long time -- my thumb will do the same thing. It probably has to do with not taking a lot of fluids."
Ventura is expected to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Angels.
"I think he just has to stay hydrated, I think with him, it was Opening Day and you lose focus and you don't stay hydrated. That's the main thing. Opening Day, you get out of your routine, and he got out of his routine.
"But he's fine now."
Yordano Ventura earns injury-shortened win for Royals
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/6/15) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura earned a win in a 10-1 win over the White Sox on Opening Day.
Ventura allowed one run on four hits in six-plus innings.
Ventura walked one and struck out two. The only damage against him was a solo homer by Jose Abreu to lead off the seventh inning. Ventura was forced to leave the game after Abreu's home run after suffering a thumb cramp.
''I felt the thumb lock up on me,'' Ventura said. ''My first thought, it was something really bad, but I'm really happy that it's not. I'm not concerned about it at all. It's just a cramp, though, but it surprised me.''
Ventura threw 81 pitches, 56 for strikes.
|2014 summary: Yordano Ventura cracked the top 50 among starting pitchers in Fantasy points in his rookie season, but despite the respectable ranking, some danger signs emerged. As one would expect from a pitcher who led the majors in average fastball velocity, Ventura was able to get swinging strikes at a high rate (11 percent), but he didn't distinguish himself as a strikeout pitcher, compiling a pedestrian 7.8 K/9 ratio. Ventura also had control issues (3.4 BB/9), but he managed a 14-10 record and 3.20 ERA by limiting home runs and stranding a large portion of his baserunners.
Playing time status: Ventura is a major part of the Royals' future, and he won't be on any sort of innings restriction, so owners can expect him to provide somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 innings.
2015 outlook: Ventura was probably fortunate to have allowed only 14 home runs over 183 innings last season, so unless he can improve his strikeout and walk rates, he could be due for a sophomore slump. Because of his considerable upside, though, Ventura could be worth a middle-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/15||MIN||8:10 pm||Tommy Milone|
|4/22/15||MIN||8:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|4/23/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|4/24/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|4/25/15||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|4/26/15||@ CHW||2:10 pm||John Danks|
|4/27/15||@ CLE||6:10 pm||Corey Kluber|
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