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
The Royals project 180 to 200 innings from Yordano Ventura, Ned Yost said.
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
Royals announce Yordano Ventura will start tomorrow vs. Indians in place of Danny Duffy.