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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Yordano Ventura leaves with shoulder tightness


By on 10/11/2014 07:15:00 PM

A trainer accompanied Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura as he left ALCS Game 2 against the Baltimore Orioles in the 6th inning with two out and none on, and the score tied at 4-4. When completing the second of two pitches to Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, Ventura's face showed that he was in pain. He was relieved by Brandon Finnegan.

UPDATE: The team announced a diagnosis of "right shoulder tightness," according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports

Ventura, known for his 100+ mph fastball, is in his rookie campaign. During the regular season he made 30 starts, posting a record of 14-10 with an ERA of 3.20 (ERA+ 125), striking out 159 batters in 183 innings. In the postseason, Ventura appeared out of the bullpen in the Wild Card Game against the Oakland A's, recording a blown save as he allowed a two-run homer. He started Game 2 of the ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels, recording the win as he went seven innings and allowed one run and five hits.


The 23-year-old right-hander was signed by the Royals in 2008 out of the Dominican Republic, and made his debut September 17, 2013. He is pre-arb and under team control through 2019.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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