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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%: 74/26 | Average Draft Position: 111.82
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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. 


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.