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30 Yordano Ventura SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/180 | Birthdate: 6/3/1991 | Birthplace: Samana, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 91/64 | Average Draft Position: 111.87
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Royals SP Yordano Ventura remains on roll by stifling Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) The new-and-improved Yordano Ventura continued to pitch like an ace Wednesday for the Royals.

Ventura hurled seven innings against visiting Detroit and yielded only one run on five hits. Most indicative of his dominance was his one walk and 11 strikeouts. The lone run scored on a groundout in the sixth.

The right-hander turned on the switch in early August and it has remained on. He has given up only four runs on 20 hits in his last 32 innings with a whopping 43 strikeouts. His 4.24 ERA is at its lowest point since April 12.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura powers past Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) It took about four months, but Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura has finally found himself on the mound. The Orioles paid for it Thursday.

Ventura was dealing. He racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six shutout innings. He allowed just two hits and walked four in raising his record to 9-7.

He walked two and struck out the side in the first, then really settled down. He retired seven in a row at one point and 10 of the last 12 batters he faced.

Ventura has given up just three runs over his last 25 innings and has won his last five decisions. His ERA has shrunk to 4.41, its lowest point since May 31.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura earns win over Red Sox on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura posted another quality start, earning the win on Saturday against the Red Sox. Ventura allowed one run on six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out six, en route to the 6-3 victory.

Ventura (8-7, 4.64 ERA) gave up his only run in his final inning of work. He has now recorded quality starts in three straight outings and in four of his last six. Over that six-game stretch, Ventura is 4-0 with a 3.32 ERA.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura strikes out seven in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/16/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura struck out seven batters during his start against the Angels on Sunday.

Ventura allowed two runs on five hits in seven solid innings of work. His command was crisp, as he allowed just one walk in the no-decision.

Ventura (7-7) now has a 4.82 ERA in 108 1/3 innings this season.


Royals' Yordano Ventura overcomes poor control to blank Tigers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/11/2015) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura had one of his finest outings this season, as he blanked the Tigers over six solid innings on Tuesday. Ventura allowed just two hits and struck out eight, though he did walk six, which matches a career-high. But Ventura was backed by the Royals' offense in the 6-1 victory.

Ventura (7-7, 4.97 ERA) needed 104 pitches (63 strikes) to get through the sixth, but did a good job of preventing any runs to score despite the high walk total. 

Ventura came into the game on a downward trend, as he had given up 11 runs over 12 innings in his previous two starts.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura a mess again Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) The Royals have been waiting all season for flamethrowing right-hander Yordano Ventura to gain some consistent effectiveness. It's early August and they're still waiting.

His latest dud came Thursday afternoon in Detroit. Ventura allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings, but was spared the loss when his team came back to tie. He walked three and fanned three.

His penchant for allowing big innings continued against the Tigers. Two walks and a single in the third set up an RBI groundout and three-run homer by Victor Martinez. He surrendered a two-run homer to Martinez in the fifth before his merciful removal.

Ventura has given up 18 runs in his last 23 innings to raise his ERA to 5.29, its highest point since May 13. He has just one quality start in his last seven outings.

"It's been very difficult," Ventura said through a team interpreter, per MLB.com. "This is one of the first years where I've gone through a struggle and haven't been able to get hitters out as consistently as I'm used to. It's been tough. I'm just trying to find ways to improve and do things better that aren't working out."


Royals SP Yordano Ventura weathers storm to gain victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Two rotten innings did not doom Royals starter Yordano Ventura in Toronto on Saturday. His supporting cast made sure of that.

Ventura was sailing along with a perfect game through 3 2/3 innings when four straight singles turned his 1-0 lead into a 2-1 deficit. He then sandwiched two outs around a walk in the fourth before successive homers by Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista made it 5-1.

That's when Mr. Hyde turned into Dr. Jekyll again. Ventura retired the last seven batters he faced while his team staged its comeback and he wound up with his second consecutive win. He finished having allowed five runs on six hits in seven innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

He is still saddled, however, with a rather ugly 4.98 ERA.


Yordano Ventura wins second in last three for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura went seven innings, his longest start since May 31. He won for the second time in three games to improve to 5-7. 

Ventura allowed one run on five hits. It's the third time in the last four starts he's allowed five hits or fewer. He struck out five. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura recalled less than 24 hours after demotion


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) The Royals have recalled right-hander Yordano Ventura from Triple-A Omaha. Ventura was optioned on Tuesday, but was immediately recalled after Jason Vargas was placed on the disabled list with a torn UCL. 

The Royals have not announced when Ventura will make his next start.


Royals demote Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. Ventura, the team's 2015 Opening Day starter has had a dreadful year so far, gave up six earned runs in his latest start on Monday, giving him an ugly 5.19 ERA on the season.

Ventura has struggled all season, and spent time on the disabled list earlier in the month. The right-hander hasn't pitched more than five innings in any of his last four starts for the Royals.

His demotion clears a roster spot for Jason Vargas, who will start on Tuesday after being activated from the DL. 


Royals P Yordano Ventura's spot in rotation in danger


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Yordano Ventura had another shaky outing on Monday, and his spot in the Royals' rotation could be in question, per WHB Radio. 

Ventura has gone less than five innings in four of his 14 starts, while allowing at least four runs in seven of those. With a 5.19 ERA, he could be the odd-man out as Kansas City trims a six-man rotation. 

"He had some inconsistencies in the first half, but the second half really took off. We were hoping that he would build off that, but it's been a bit of a struggle for him to this point," manager Ned Yost said.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura gives up six runs in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura lasted just four innings in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

Ventura, who picked up his seventh loss of the season, allowed six runs on 10 hits. He did manage to strike out seven batters.

Ventura now has a 5.19 ERA in 76 1/3 innings of work this season.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura picks up win in first game back


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Making his first start in nearly a month, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura picked up his fourth win of the season on Thursday. Ventura went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out four, as the Royals beat the Rays 8-3, earning the four-game sweep.

Ventura (4-6) gave up all three runs in the fifth inning, via a bases-loaded walk and a pair of sacrifice flies. But his offense had already staked him to a 4-0 advantage, and he was able to escape with the lead still in tact. He made 88 pitches, with 54 going for strikes.

This was Ventura's first start since June 12, as he had been on the disabled list due to irritation in a nerve in his right elbow. He recorded his first win since May 19. 


Royals SP Yordano Ventura activated off DL to start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) As expected, Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was activated off the 15-day disabled list to start Thursday against the Rays. It is his first start since June 12 due to an elbow injury.

Royals SP Yordano Ventura set to return Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura will return to the rotation Thursday against the Rays, the team announced Monday. He has been sidelined since mid-June due to ulnar neuritis in his elbow.

The right-hander made two starts on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha. He stretched out to 84 pitches in his last start. He posted a 3.86 ERA, while issuing six walks and recording nine strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.


Yordano Ventura may be ready to return to Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura may skip his next minor league rehab start, scheduled for Monday, manager Ned Yost said. 

"He's ready," Yost said, per MLB.com.

If Ventura skips the rehab start, he'll most likely return to the Royals' rotation Thursday, against Tampa. 


Royals SP Yordano Ventura to make rehab start on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will make one more rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Monday, prior to being activated from the disabled list, according to MLB.com. Ventura hasn't pitched for the Royals since June 12 due to irritation in his ulnar nerve.

It is not clear when Ventura will make his next big-league start.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura will likely throw another rehab start


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura will likely throw another rehab start for his next outing, according to the Kansas City Star.

Ventura made his second rehab start as he recovers from an elbow injury on Wednesday fro Triple-A Omaha. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks, though he did manage to strike out four batters in 5 1/3 innings.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura throws 84 pitches in 2nd rehab start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (elbow) made his second rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks, while striking out four in 5 1/3 innings.

Ventura threw 46 of 84 pitches for strikes. He had 14 strikes looking and six swinging strikes, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

Ventura is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA and .194 opponents' batting average through his two rehab starts.


Yordano Ventura to have one more rehab start for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will make one more rehab start before returning to the MLB team, manager Ned Yost said, per the Kansas City Star.

Ventura is on the disabled list with an irritation to his ulnar nerve. He made a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Friday. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura goes four innings in rehab start Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was not overly sharp in his rehab start on Friday. Pitching for Triple-A Omaha, Ventura allowed three runs on three hits, including one home run, over four innings. He walked three and struck out five, throwing 42 of his 70 pitches for strikes.

Ventura is on the disabled list due to numbness in his hand that is caused by an irritated ulnar nerve in his elbow. 

It is not clear if Ventura will need another rehab start before rejoining the Royals' rotation.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura will throw rehab start on Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura will make a rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Friday as he works his way back from irritation to the ulnar nerve in his elbow, The Kansas City Star reports.

Ventura is expected to throw 75 pitches suring the start. He has been out since June 12.


Royals' Yordano Ventura expected to throw 75 pitches Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said right-hander Yordano Ventura is expected throw a simulated game, or make a minor-league rehab start on Friday. Ventura would be limited to five innings and 75 pitches.

Ventura has not pitched since June 12 due to irritation the ulnar nerve in his elbow, which has caused him to experience numbness in his right hand. 

"We need to make sure that it’s behind him," Yost said, per the Kansas City Star. "So more than likely it’ll be a rehab start."

There is a possibilty that Ventura could return for a start next week in Houston, but Yost has not committed to that as of yet.

Royals' Yordano Ventura likely headed to the minors for rehab


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura is recovering from ulnar neuritis in his elbow, which caused numbness in his fingers during a start. 

On the disabled list, Ventura is playing catch, but manager Ned Yost said that he'll likely need to make at least one minor league rehab start at some point, per MLB.com.


Royals' Yordano Ventura to play catch on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Injured Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will play catch on Saturday, per MLB.com

Ventura is on the 15-day disabled list with ulnar neuritis.