Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:51:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (back) experienced pain in his lower back after his start Friday, Aug. 22. An MRI exam showed fluid consistent with inflammation but no damage. Ventura's back has gotten better, but his next start will be skipped as a precaution, according to manager Ned Yost.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:16:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (back) will not pitch Wednesday, Aug. 27, because of tightness in the middle of his back. SP Liam Hendricks will make a spot start in place of Ventura.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:12:21 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura gave up two runs in six innings in the team's win over the Oakland Athletics Monday, Aug. 11, and he has a 2.37 ERA in two wins and a no-decision in the last two weeks. Ventura's average fastball has been 96.3 mph.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:50:29 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura will be available out of the bullpen Sunday, July 13, and could pitch three or four innings in the game, according to manager Ned Yost.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:59:26 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (elbow) made it through his bullpen session Monday, June 2, and is on track to start Thursday, June 5.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:39:40 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (elbow) is on track for his start Thursday, June 5. He'll throw Monday, June 2, for his final test.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:24:54 -0700
In his first career start, Kansas City Royals P Aaron Brooks allowed the first eight batters he faced to reach base in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, May 31. He allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks in two-thirds of an inning. Brooks' ERA for the season ballooned to 43.88 following the outing.
Fantasy Tip: Brooks was making an emergency start in place of SP Yordano Ventura (elbow), who is expected to make his next scheduled start. Expect Brooks to be demoted to the bullpen or, more likely, sent to Triple-A Omaha.
Fri, 30 May 2014 14:18:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (elbow) played catch Friday, May 30, and will throw a light bullpen Saturday, May 31, and a full go Monday, June 2. Pitching coach Dave Eiland said Ventura "feels fine."
Fantasy Tip: Ventura may be back sometime next week if this positive recovery keeps up.
Wed, 28 May 2014 07:17:28 -0700
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (elbow) has a valgus extension overload in his elbow.
Tue, 27 May 2014 13:27:23 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura's (elbow) MRI exam came back clean Tuesday, May 27, and general manager Dayton Moore said Ventura is expected to miss just one start.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura owners can breathe a sigh of relief after that news. The Royals shouldn't have to put him on the disabled list after all.