Yordano Ventura RUMORS & NEWS

  • Royals' World Series rotation: Volquez, Cueto, Ventura, Young

    Hardball Talk "When asked Saturday why he was holding off on announcing the World Series rotation Royals manager Ned Yost said: “Because I’m being a little bit of a punk.” Today he finally revealed his plans, which include Edinson Volquez in Game 1, followed by Johnny Cueto in Game 2, Yordano Ventura in Game..." October 27

  • Royals will bring back Yordano Ventura to start Game 4

    Hardball Talk "Thursday night’s rain delay cut Yordano Ventura‘s start short after just two innings, as the Royals opted to turn to reliever Chris Young instead of bringing the 24-year-old right-hander back out to the mound following the delay. One benefit to that is what manager Ned Yost has decided to do..." October 09

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Yordano Ventura will start Game 1. Johnny Cueto will start Game 2. Gentleman Ed Volquez will start Game 3.

  • Royals tab Yordano Ventura over Johnny Cueto in Game 1 of ALDS

    CBS Sports "With the Kansas City Royals controlling the AL Central for much of the season, manager Ned Yost has had a lot of time to figure out his starting pitching rotation for the ALDS, which begins at Kauffman Stadium. What he doesn't know: Who Kansas City's opponent will be. It's to be decided in the AL..." October 06

  • Cooler heads prevail: Yordano Ventura apologizes to Jose Bautista

    CBS Sports "Good news: The Yordano Ventura vs. Jose Bautista feud (background info here) appears to be over. After the Royals traveled from Toronto to Detroit, Ventura offered up his apology to the Blue Jays' slugger on Twitter. Rough translation (via Crewsett on Twitter): "At this moment I am..." August 04

  • Greg Zaun to Yordano Ventura: "Stop writing checks with your mouth that your skinny a** can't cash"

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of that Jose Bautista–Yordano Ventura Twitter beef, former catcher and Blue Jays analyst Gregg Zaun — who, last we heard from him was arguing in favor of hazing and abusing young players — delivered a verbal open letter to Yordano Ventura before yesterday’s Blue Jays-Twins game. The..." August 04

  • Volquez calls Donaldson 'a little baby,' Ventura takes shot at Bautista

    The Score "A pair of AL heavyweights wasted no time exchanging verbal blows on the heels of a heated four-game series. The Toronto Blue Jays took three from the Kansas City Royals after Sunday's 5-2 win, one in which Royals starter Edinson Volquez kick-started the fireworks by plunking Blue Jays third..." August 03

  • Jason Vargas has a torn elbow ligament, so Royals recall Yordano Ventura one day after demotion

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday the Royals demoted Opening Day starter Yordano Ventura to Triple-A and replaced him in the rotation with Jason Vargas, who was activated from the disabled list. Vargas then exited last night’s start with an elbow injury, which the Royals now say is a torn ulnar collateral ligament..." July 22

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Royals option Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha, activate Jason Vargas

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    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    Ned says Ventura likely to throw one more rehab start. Ventura still felt very slight numbness in hand. #Royals

  • Yordano Ventura set to make another rehab start before rejoining Royals

    Kansas City Star "After a lackluster outing for Class AAA Omaha on Friday, Royals starter Yordano Ventura will make at least one more rehabilitation start in the minors before he rejoins the big-league club. Ventura pitched on Friday for the first time since experiencing numbness in three fingers on his right..." June 28

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Yordano Ventura will make a rehab start for Omaha on Friday. He will throw five innings/75 pitches.

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    Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB

    Ned says Ventura likely to need a rehab start in minors at some point. #royals

  • Sources: Yordano Ventura in deep discussions with Royals on 5-year extension

    Yahoo! Sports "Fireballing starter Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals are deep into discussions on a five-year contract extension with a club option for a sixth season that would guarantee him more than $20 million, sources with knowledge of the talks told Yahoo Sports. Ventura, 23, thrived in his..." April 04

  • Game 6 starter Yordano Ventura on dear friend Oscar Taveras: "I'm dedicating that game to him."

    MLB.com "Yordano Ventura will take the mound from Kauffman Stadium tonight "without a net," as Royals manager Ned Yost put it, a reference to his team facing elimination entering Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura will also be pitching with a broken heart, and a few extra reminders. Scrawled on his..." October 28

  • Yordano Ventura exits ALCS Game 2 with an injury

    Hardball Talk "Royals starter Yordano Ventura left the field with a trainer with two outs in the sixth inning of ALCS Game 2 against the Orioles on Saturday night. He threw a fastball to Caleb Joseph, who fouled it back. Ventura then stepped off of the mound and was tended to by a trainer before making a quick..." October 11

  • Royals 'pretty set' on Ventura starting Game 2

    MLB.com "It will likely be Yordano Ventura taking the mound for the Royals on Saturday at Camden Yards in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series (3 p.m. CT on TBS). Royals manager Ned Yost announced on Tuesday that he was "pretty set" on his rookie starter following ALCS Game 1 starter James..." October 08

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Royals will start RHP Yordano Ventura in Game 2 vs. #Angels

  • Damn, kid! Yordano Ventura threw a 103 mph pitch last night

    Hardball Talk "Everyone already knew that Royals rookie Yordano Ventura throws incredibly hard, but his 2014 debut last night was on a whole different level. Ventura–who won’t be 23 years old until June–tossed six innings of shutout, two-hit ball against the Rays and, according to MLB.com’s PitchFX system,..." April 09

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The Royals project 180 to 200 innings from Yordano Ventura, Ned Yost said.

  • Yordano Ventura wins final spot in Royals’ rotation

    Kansas City Star "Ned Yost walked across the Royals clubhouse, high-fived Yordano Ventura and told him the worst-kept secret in camp was finally ready for public consumption. “I told them,” Yost said. “You’re free. You can talk.” After four outstanding performances in the Cactus League, Ventura won the final..." March 18

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Royals announce Yordano Ventura will start tomorrow vs. Indians in place of Danny Duffy.