Aug 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT
From Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star comes word that Yordano Ventura has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Twins due to stiffness around the middle of his back. Liam Hendriks will pitch in his place.
Aug 11, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT
The Royals haven’t been in first place this late in a season since 2003.
Aug 1, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT
The Royals just had an infuriating trade deadline day.
Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
A good day for Clayton Kershaw. A bad day for Cliff Lee, Tyler Skaggs and Eric Hosmer.
Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
For a minute, it’s 1985, and the Royals are in first place. Savor this moment.
Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT
The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.
Jun 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Yordano Ventura is scheduled to start Thursday against the Cardinals, which means the Royals were (thankfully) right about the flamethrowing right-hander missing just one or two starts with “lateral elbow discomfort.”
May 27, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT
Today is apparently the day to get good injury news on young pitchers.
May 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
For once, some good news on an injured young pitcher: Royals general manager Dayton Moore just told MLB Network that Yordano Ventura is expected to miss just one start after leaving yesterday’s game with an elbow injury.
May 27, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT
As if the Yordano Ventura news wasn’t enough to ruin every Royals fan’s day, now top prospect and 2012 fifth overall pick Kyle Zimmer has been shut down for 6-8 weeks with a strained lat muscle.
May 26, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT
Another talented young pitcher is injured. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura left tonight’s start in the third inning with lateral elbow discomfort and will go for an MRI.
May 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
The Kansas City Royals have hit 14 home runs in their first 36 games this year. That is not just the worst home run rate in baseball by far in 2014, it’s among the worst in recent baseball history.
May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
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Apr 25, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT
The Orioles had a scare on Friday night when their power-hitting first baseman left early with an injury.
Apr 16, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT
I only watched a little baseball last night. Watched a lot of “Night Court” though.
Apr 9, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT
Everyone already knew that Royals rookie Yordano Ventura throws incredibly hard, but his 2014 debut last night was on a whole different level.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.
Mar 19, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
Yordano Ventura was officially named the Royals’ fifth starter on Monday and on Wednesday manager Ned Yost told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star that the young right-hander will not be on a strict innings limit in his first full major league season. Yost said Ventura can go 180-200 innings. The 22-year-old tossed a total…
Mar 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Everyone loves a new pitching phenom, so here’s some good news: 22-year-old flame-thrower Yordano Ventura has won a spot in the Royals’ starting rotation, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Ventura made his MLB debut with three September starts last season and has been extremely impressive all spring, flashing a triple-digit fastball…
Mar 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Royals finally ready to contend? Kansas City made a big jump…
Mar 8, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT
The Royals gave Wade Davis a chance to win a rotation spot this spring even after he struggled as a starter last season, but Royals manager Ned Yost told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star this morning that the 28-year-old right-hander is out of the fifth starter competition and will pitch out of the…
Feb 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT
When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen to a one-year, $4.25 million contract this week, it was generally met with tepid approval. One could argue that he’s 90 percent of the pitcher Jason Vargas is for half of the salary and one-quarter the commitment. So, that’s not bad. But then came the fallout. First, it was…
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