Yordano Ventura 30 | Pitcher

Kansas City Royals

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Tue. Aug 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ventura will miss his next start due to soreness in his back, and Liam Hendricks will make his first start for the club Wednesday since arriving in a trade from Toronto. Impact: The emergence of Ventura has been one of the reasons Kansas City has climbed into first place in the AL Central. The hard-throwing rookie is 10-9 with a 3.40 ERA this season. Royals manager Ned Yost said he hopes that Ventura will only need to miss one start. (STATS, 6:26pm)
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Ventura has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Twins due to mid-back stiffness, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports. Impact: If his recent outings are any indication -- he's tossed six consecutive quality starts -- Ventura didn't appear to be ailing, but his 37:18 K:BB during that stretch wasn't in line with his mark prior to that stretch (88:35). While the time off may reign in his control, Liam Hendricks will take on Ventura's opening in the rotation Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 22, 2014
News: Ventura struck out six and walked three while giving up one run on four hits over six innings Friday night to record his 10th win of the season. Impact: While the production this season hasn't necessarily met the sky-high expectations for the rookie right-hander, Ventura has put together a strong campaign despite a scare with his elbow earlier this season. Through 25 appearances (24 starts), he's now toting a 3.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 125 strikeouts in 145.2 innings. He's also reeled off a stretch of six straight quality starts, while carrying a 37:18 K:BB in 38 innings during that span. Ventura will face the Twins in a home start his next time out.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Ventura gave up three runs over 6.2 innings with six walks and four strikeouts in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. Impact: The six walks were a career high for Ventura, and he has 10 walks in his last two starts. However, we wouldn't be too concerned since he had been on a roll with a 2.84 ERA and 27:9 K:BB in 25.1 innings in his four previous starts.(RotoWire, )
Yordano Ventura
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 180  Age: 23
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 6/3/1991, Samana, Dominican Republic
College: None
Debut: 2013
Salary: $500,500
Injury Status
No Current Injury