Royals' Ventura throws 7 no-hit innings vs. Mariners
MAR 28, 8:36a ET | AP
Rotowire: Mar 25 / 3:17p ET
News: Ventura will start Opening Day against the White Sox, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: The move is not a particularly surprising one after Ventura's breakout campaign last season and the departure of James Shields via free agency. Now 23 years old, the righty will look to improve upon his 3.20 ERA and 7.8 K/9 heading into the 2015 season.
StatsLLC: Mar 25 / 12:00a ET
News: Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox.
Impact: The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed seven scoreless innings to beat San Francisco in Game 6 of the World Series. The announcement was made by Royals manager Ned Yost on Wednesday.