Royals put Ventura on DL with ulnar nerve inflammation

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of right ulnar nerve inflammation.

Ventura, Kansas City's Opening Day starter, is 3-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 12 starts. He left his June 12 outing with weakness and numbness in his right hand and fingers, then experienced hand cramps after a bullpen session Wednesday.

Ventura joins left-handed starters Danny Duffy and Jason Vargas on the disabled list.

The AL champions recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple A Omaha on Thursday, and he is to take Ventura's turn Friday against Boston. Pino was 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA with Omaha and 0-1 with 0.64 ERA in six relief appearances this season with Kansas City.

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