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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%: 79/5 | Average Draft Position: 111.78
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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. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura placed on DL with ulnar nerve condition


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) The Royals placed starting pitcher Yordano Ventura on the 15-day disabled list due to ulnar neuritis in his arm. Yohan Pino will start in Ventura's absence Friday against the Red Sox.

Ventura had to leave his last start June 12 due to numbness in his fingers. He is 3-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 12 starts.


Blanton starting Wednesday, Ventura pitching Friday for Royals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (hand) completed his bullpen session Monday without any issues, according to The Kansas City Star. However, the team opted to give him more time to rest, so he will pitch Friday against the Red Sox.

Joe Blanton will now start Wednesday against the Brewers in place of Ventura.


Royals' Yordano Ventura feels better, will play catch


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura said that his hand was feeling better on Sunday, per the Kansas City Star

Ventura left Friday's start with numbness in his fingers, but a Saturday MRI revealed no tears. Ventura planned to play catch on Sunday as he prepared to make his next start no Wednesday. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura has MRI, should make next start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura had an MRI after being forced to leave Friday's start with numbness in his fingers. 

The scan revealed fluid around his ulnar nerve, but Ventura didn't have any tears, per Fox Sports Kansas City.

Manager Ned Yost said Ventura should be able to make his next start, on Wednesday. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura leaves start with hand problem


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Royals starter Yordano Ventura was forced to leave Friday's start against St. Louis after three innings. 

Ventura suffered his third straight loss and left after just three innings for the second straight start. The team later announced that he was forced to leave Friday's game due to right hand weakness, per the Kansas City Star.

Ventura dropped to 3-6 after giving up two runs on four hits. He walked a batter and struck out two. 

"It just didn't feel right," Ventura said of his hand. "It felt numb."

Assuming the hand issue doesn't delay his next start, he's scheduled to return to the mound on Wednesday, against Milwaukee.


Royals SP Yordano Ventura lasts just three innings on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura regressed from a solid start his last time out, with a clunker on Saturday against the Rangers. Ventura lasted just three innings on Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits, needing 78 pitches to get through the third. He walked two and struck out three, as his ERA rose to 4.62.

Ventura (3-5) gave up two runs in each of the first two innings, in what was his shortest outing of the season. 

"It's just one of those days," Ventura said through interpreter Christian Colon, per MLB.com. "Just going to keep working. The team needs [me] right now, and [I'm] going to be ready for [my] next start."

The right-hander will look to get back on track in his next start, scheduled for Friday in St. Louis. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura tosses seven one-run innings Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura didn't factor into the decision on Sunday, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Cubs.

Ventura was supposed to pitch on Saturday before inclement weather caused a postponement, but he looked none the worse for wear on Sunday, delivering six scoreless innings before the Cubs were able to scratch out a run in the seventh.

Ventura owns a 4.26 ERA and 49:18 K:BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Rangers at home on Saturday.


Cubs-Royals game postponed due to rain on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Rain has postponed Saturday night's game between the Cubs and the Royals, the Cubs announced. The contest will be made up on Monday September 28 at Wrigley Field.

Tsuyoshi Wada had been scheduled to start Saturday for the Cubs, with Yordano Ventura taking the mound for the Royals. Both teams will stay on rotation as both pitchers will start on Sunday.


Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura strikes out seven in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura allowed four runs on five hits in seven innings of work in Kansas City's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Ventura had issues in the first inning when he issued two consecutive walks to open the game. Then, Jhonny Peralta singled to bring home a run before Matt Adams doubled to center to plate another.

"He was just missing. There were some pitches I thought could go either way that resulted in walks," manager Ned Yost said to MLB.com. "The one bad pitch he made all day was he pulled a changeup to [Matt] Carpenter up and in, and he hit it down the line [for a homer].

"After that first inning, I thought he threw the ball awesome."

Ventura had more problems in the sixth when he allowed a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter. Ventura, now 3-4, moved his ERA to 4.64 in 54 1/3 innings of work.

He will look to get back on track on Saturday against the Cubs.


Danny Duffy injury forces Royals to shuffle rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The Royals will skip pitcher Danny Duffy in the starting rotation, per the Kansas City Star. Duffy is suffering from shoulder stiffness. 

"Yesterday as I got through warming up, it just grabbed a little bit. Felt like I needed a little WD-40 in there," Duffy said, per MLB.com.

Duffy was scheduled to pitch on Saturday. Edinson Volquez, originally scheduled to start on Sunday, will move up a day to replace Duffy on Saturday.

Yordano Ventura, scheduled for Monday, will also move up a day and pitch on Sunday.

Duffy will get bumped back to a Tuesday start.  


Royals starter Yordano Ventura tosses seven shutout IP for win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (3-3) tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday to defeat the Reds.

Ventura allowed four hits and fan six in the strong outing.

"He went seven innings and got a lot of ground balls," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It shows what a plus fastball, plus changeup can do. When he changes speeds like that you have to gear up for the velocity and then adjust when he changes speeds. He did a good job."

The performance ended a mini slump for Ventura, who had allowed 14 runs in 18 1/3 innings over his last three starts.

"This is the best I've felt this season," Ventura said with teammate Christian Colon acting as his interpreter. "All my pitches were sharp. I was just focused on having my pitches down in the zone and having quality pitches."

Ventura's next start is set for Monday in New York against the Yankees.


Royals' Yordano Ventura allows five runs in loss vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura took the loss on Wednesday, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Rangers.

Ventura (2-3) allowed a solo home run in the first inning and couldn't get out of the frame before a second run scored. He then surrendered a two-run home run in the second inning and let one more run come home in the fourth, giving him his third start in his last five games with five runs allowed.

"I thought he did a nice job of containing the damage and keeping us in there," manager Ned Yost said after the game, per MLB.com. "I thought he came out and had all kinds of intensity. I was real pleased with it. He came out and competed."

Ventura owns a 5.36 ERA and 30:15 K:BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Reds at home Tuesday.


Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura takes no-decision Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura surrendered four runs on eight hits in six innings Friday for a no-decision against the Tigers. 

All four runs were given up in the second inning via two-run singles from Andrew Romine and Ian Kinsler. 

Ventura's next start is set for Wednesday in Texas.


Royals starter Yordano Ventura drops appeal of suspension


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Royals are reporting that right-hander Yordano Ventura has dropped the appeal to his seven-game suspension and will start serving it immediately.

Ventura was slapped with the penalty for instigating a brawl against the White Sox by hitting Adam Eaton with a pitch and yelling at him afterward.

His decision will keep him sidelined until at least May 8, when he would be eligible to pitch in Detroit. Edinson Volquez, however, is scheduled to start that game.

Ventura did not perform well in his only start since the incident. He blew a lead Wednesday to Cleveland in giving up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings and issuing a season-high four walks.


Royals' Yordano Ventura takes loss vs. Indians


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was stuck with the loss Wednesday, allowing five earned runs on six hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 7-5 defeat against the Indians.

Ventura (2-2) surrendered five runs for the second time in his last three games Wednesday while walking more than two batters for the first time this season. He surrendered a three-run home run in the third inning and was charged with two of the Indians' three runs in the sixth inning, which gave Cleveland the lead for good.

Ventura owns a 4.94 ERA and 20:10 K:BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Indians again Monday.


Royals back Yordano Ventura after Thursday's incident


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Despite being involved in his third on-field incident in less than a month, teammates of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were quick to defend Ventura, reports MLB.com.

"He's a young kid," center fielder Lorenzo Cain said. "He was a little aggressive [Thursday], but at the same time, we're gonna back our teammates regardless. That's what we do. We're a family in here."

Ventura instigated a benches-clearing incident when he yelled profanity at Adam Eaton after Eaton hit a pitch back to Ventura during Thursday's contest.

After the game, manager Ned Yost said Ventura, 23, needs to do a better job of keeping his emotions in check.

"Yeah, that was our conversation after the game," Yost said. "You know, he's a young guy. I had trouble learning to control my emotions when I was young. It's something you have to continue to work on. He knows it. It just comes out. He's a competitive guy. He's going to work on controlling his emotions from here out."

Ventura was ejected from the game and he admitted afterward that he's had trouble dealing with his emotions during games.

"The last three outings my emotions have spilled over and gotten the better of me," he said. "I'm an emotional pitcher but I need to work on controlling my emotions. I want to do that. Moving forward I certainly want to avoid the way [things] have ended. I'll use the emotions to pitch and not go over the top."


Five ejected from White Sox-Royals Thursday after brawl


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) A comebacker by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton to Royals starter Yordano Ventura for the final out in the seventh inning ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Thursday's game between the two teams, resulting in five players getting ejected.

Ventura could be seen mouthing an expletive to Eaton, taking apparent umbridge with the comebacker or something that Eaton may have said on his way to first base. After the ruckus was finally settled, the umpires ejected Ventura along with outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Edinson Volquez. White Sox starter Chris Sale and teammate Jeff Samardzija were also hit with ejections, ending the night of both starting pitchers in one fell swoop.

Ventura, who was ejected for the second time this season and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, finished the night with two earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings along with eight strikeouts.

Sale threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes but managed to rack up just two strikeouts before being ejected. He also allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings of work.

Play resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the two teams tied 2-2.