Royals' Yordano Ventura to have start skipped because of tight back

Yordano Ventura won’t be able to answer the bell for his next scheduled start. (USATSI)
Yordano Ventura won’t be able to answer the bell for his next scheduled start. (USATSI)

Royals rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura is battling tightness in the middle of his back and won't be able to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Twins (source: Josh Vernier via Twitter). Instead, Liam Hendriks will make his Royals debut. 

This season, the 23-year-old Ventura has pitched to a 3.40 ERA (119 ERA+) and 2.36 K/BB ratio in 25 games, 24 of which have been starts. In June, Ventura also missed some time with elbow inflammation. 

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