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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: 2 | Owned/Started%: 91/58 | Average Draft Position: 175.20
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Yordano Ventura can't solve the Red Sox Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was pegged with the loss Friday night at home against the Red Sox, dropping to 12-10 on the year. The right-hander allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-2 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.27 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 165 innings of work. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against the White Sox.

Yordano Ventura still wild, still winning


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) For the fifth straight game, Yordano Ventura walked at least three batters, but for the third time in a row, he walked away with a victory. Ventura issued four free passes on Sunday, but he held the Yankees scoreless over six innings in a 2-0 victory for the Royals.

Though he notched only two strikeouts, Ventura allowed just three singles and no other hits. The win lifted his record to 12-9, while his ERA sank to 3.25. Ventura's next outing will likely come on Friday against the Red Sox.


Yordano Ventura strikes out seven in win vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a win Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

Ventura (11-9) was scratched from his previous scheduled start with a back issue but pitched to form Monday, striking out plenty of batters while also issuing plenty of walks. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 132:57 K:BB ratio in 152 innings. Ventura is scheduled to face the Yankees Sunday.


Yordano Ventura scratched with back tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has been scratched from Wednesday's game due to back tightness.

Ventura was supposed to take on the Twins. He'll be replaced by Liam Hendriks tomorrow. Ventura has performed well during his rookie season, posting a 3.40 ERA over 145 2/3 innings. 


Yordano Ventura wins his 10th game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura tossed a strong start Friday against the Rangers.

Ventura gave up one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked three during the outing. Ventura gave up his only run in the first inning. With one out, Ventura allowed a single and ground-rule double. With men in scoring position, Ventura allowed a run to score on a groundout. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any further damage. Ventura put two men on in his final inning of work, but was able to get out of it without giving up any more runs. 

With the win, Ventura improved to 10-9. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start.


Control issues sink Yordano Ventura


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura had a hard time with his control Saturday.

Ventura allowed three runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked six over the outing. Despite those early issues, Ventura was able to get through the first six innings without giving up a run. He seemed to run out of gas in his final inning. Ventura allowed two singles to open the frame. One run scored on a fielder’s choice, and the other was brought in on a double. After a sac fly drove in the third run, Ventura was pulled from the game. He threw 114 pitches. 

With the loss, Ventura dropped to 9-9. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.


Yordano Ventura pitches well in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura enjoyed a solid outing but was unable to factor into the decision Monday against the A's. The right-hander allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out five over six innings of a 3-2 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Ventura has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.45 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 133 innings of work. He will make his next start Saturday at Minnesota.

Yordano Ventura strikes out eight in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits and one walk in six innings and striking out eight in his team's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Ventura (9-8) has turned in three straight quality starts, limiting his damage to two runs in the third inning Wednesday. He has racked up at least seven strikeouts in three straight starts. Ventura owns a 3.47 ERA and 110:40 K:BB ratio in 127 innings. He's scheduled to face the A's Monday.


Yordano Ventura gets back on track in win over Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura got back on track with a quality start against the Twins on Thursday, improving to 8-8 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 6-3 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 3.50 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 121 innings. He will make his next start Wednesday at Arizona.

Yordano Ventura picks up a no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a no-decision Friday against the Indians. 

Ventura gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Carlos Santana was the main culprit behind Ventura’s struggles. Santana belted a solo shot off Ventura in the fourth inning, and added a two-run shot in the sixth. Ventura pitched into the seventh inning, but was pulled after putting a man on. The runner would come around to score on a sac fly. The run was credited to Ventura.

The game was tied when Ventura left, giving him a no-decision. His next start will come against the Twins.


Yordano Ventura mashed in loss to Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura had not pitched this season without registering at least one strikeout - until Sunday.

Ventura didn't miss too many Boston bats at Fenway Park. The result was continuing struggles, the lowering of his record to 7-8 and the raising of his ERA to 3.59. Ventura gave up six earned runs on nine hits in just 4 1/3 innings. The big blow was a two-run homer by David Ross in the fourth.

The rookie, who has surrendered 10 earned runs in his last 9 1/3 innings, is set to start again Friday against Cleveland.


Royals unveil rotation plans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Royals will open the second half with James Shields starting Friday at Boston, reports the Kansas City Star. Lefty Danny Duffy will pitch Saturday, with Yordano Ventura starting next Sunday.

Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen will fill the fourth and fifth spots of the rotation. Chen is filling in for Jason Vargas, who's recovering from an appendectomy.


Yordano Ventura earns win in first career relief stint


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday and was credited with the win in a 5-2 victory over the Tigers. Ventura (7-7) struck out three and allowed one hit, lowering his ERA to 3.22, in his first career relief appearance.

Ventura is scheduled to start Sunday, July 20 at Boston.


Yordano Ventura lasts five innings Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura lasted five innings Wednesday against the Rays. 

Ventura ran into big issues with his control, and it wound up hurting him in a big way. In the fourth inning, Ventura gave up a single and two walks to load the bases. With two outs, he allowed a grand slam to Kevin Kiermaier. He lasted just one more inning before being pulled. Ventura tossed 104 pitches during the start.

Ventura gave up four earned runs on five hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out five during the appearance. The Royals managed to come back and win the game, saddling Ventura with a no-decision. It’s unclear where he’ll slot into the team’s rotation following the All-Star break.


Yordano Ventura nearly goes the distance in win over Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura bounced back with another dominant effort Friday against Cleveland, scattering six hits and one run over 8 1/3 innings to improve to 6-7 on the year.

Ventura also struck out four and walked two in 113 pitches, 66 for strikes. Over his last six starts covering 39 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed 11 earned runs.

Following the 7-1 road win, Ventura will look to keep rolling away from home Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

Yordano Ventura pitches four innings in rain-shortened start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura took the loss Saturday after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in four innings while striking out three in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Angels.

Ventura (5-7) would likely have gone at least two more innings before a lengthy rain delay ended his start with just 56 pitches on the board. It's the first time in five June starts that the rookie hasn't completed six innings. Ventura owns a 3.26 ERA and 76:25 K:BB ratio in 88 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians Friday.


Yordano Ventura gets back to .500 with another win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura got plenty of help as he extended his winning streak to three games as he took down the Tigers, 11-4.

Ventura completed seven innings for the second start in a row, and never trailed after an early offensive explosion. He limited the Tigers to three runs in seven innings of work, on eight hits and a pair of walks. Ventura also struck out four batters while throwing 102 pitches, his highest total in more than a month.

Ventura has won three straight games to improve his record to 5-5 through 13 starts. He carries a 3.26 ERA into his next start, set for Sunday against the Mariners. 


Yordano Ventura wins second straight with seven strong innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won his second start in a row Wednesday, as he took down the Indians, 4-1.

Ventura tossed seven strong innings, limiting the Indians to just one run. He scattered six hits and did not issue a walk on 85 pitches. He struck out just three batters, while picking up 12 of 21 outs via ground ball en route to the win.

Ventura's strikeout rate has plummeted over his last handful of starts, but he has tossed consecutive quality starts in a row despite that. He is 4-5 with a 3.20 ERA in 70 1/3 innings of work heading into his next outing, set for Tuesday in Detroit. 


Royals adjust starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) With Monday's home contest against the Yankees postponed because of inclement weather, Royals manager Ned Yost will give his starting rotation an extra day of rest, the Kansas City Star reports.

Jason Vargas, who was scheduled to pitch Monday, will be pushed back for Tuesday's opener against the Indians, followed by Yordano Ventura on Wednesday. Jeremy Guthrie will take the hill for a weekend series against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday, followed by Danny Duffy on Saturday and James Shields on Sunday.

Yordano Ventura goes six strong in win over Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura (3-5) put together a quality start on Thursday, leading his team to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals. The right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one over six innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 21 innings, Ventura has allowed 13 earned runs. He owns a 3.41 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 60:21 K:BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings. He will make his next start Tuesday at home against Cleveland.

Yordano Ventura all set to start Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura completed a bullpen session without any reported issues and is on track to start Thursday against the Cardinals in St. Louis, pitching coach Dave Eiland told the Kansas City Star.

Ventura left his last start May 26 with elbow discomfort. He owns a 3.45 ERA and 59:19 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings.

Yordano Ventura slated to start Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will throw a rigorous bullpen session Monday and is penciled in to start Thursday against the Cardinals, reports the Kansas City Star. "He's on track," manager Ned Yost told the paper.

Ventura left his last start May 26 with elbow discomfort.


Yordano Ventura penciled in as Thursday's starter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura (elbow) has been penciled in to start Wednesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis, the Kansas City Star reports.

However, Ventura, who completed a bullpen session on Saturday without any issues, will throw a more "rigorous" bullpen session on Monday, according to the paper. If he makes it out without any issues, he will be cleared to start Wednesday.

Yordano Ventura scheduled for light 'pen session Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura played catch Friday without any issues, pitching coach Dave Eiland told reporters, per the Kansas City Star. Ventura, who is dealing with valgus stress overload, will throw a light bullpen Saturday, and a full one on Monday.

"He feels fine," Eiland said.

Yordano Ventura diagnosed with valgus stress overload


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost said during the team's television broadcast Tuesday that pitcher Yordano Ventura is dealing with valgus stress overload, Yahoo! Sports reports.

"Even if on the lateral side, excessive valgus force can lead to cartilage damage, arthritis [and] bone chips," according to the report. "And instability leaves [the] UCL prone."

The MRI on Ventura's elbow came back clean earlier Tuesday, and he is expected to miss just one start. However, the new development could lead to further issues down the road.