Royals get great news on Yordano Ventura's elbow injury
Royals youngster Yordano Ventura exited Monday's start with an elbow injury, but the MRI has come back clean.
File this under "C" for curveball, because MLB just saw a young fireballer has an MRI to examine a troublesome elbow and it appears Tommy John surgery will be avoided.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore was on MLB Network Tuesday afternoon and said that 22-year-old phenom Yordano Ventura's MRI came back clean and the right-hander is only expected to miss one start.
So, Royals fans, you can breathe a giant sigh of relief.
Ventura needed to have the MRI after losing significant velocity Monday night and suffering from later elbow discomfort.
Ventura, 22, is 2-5 with a 3.45 ERA (121 ERA+), 1.26 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings this season. His numbers were much better before he took a beating Monday with the aforementioned velocity decrease (five runs on seven hits in just 2 2/3 innings).