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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Yordano Ventura not expected to miss next start


By on 10/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

As reported earlier, Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura left ALCS Game 2 against the Baltimore Orioles in the 6th inning with right shoulder tightness (video here and below). Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports tweets that Ventura's shoulder is "tight" but not sore and the right-hander is confident he will make his next start.



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.

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