The Royals are going back to the postseason. They clinched their first division title since 1985 on Thursday night.
Allowed three runs against Orioles in first start since 2013, and since his Tommy John surgery the following March.
Royals win 4-0 in Cueto's home debut.
A.J. Hinch, Ned Yost, Joe Girardi and John Gibbons appear to be the best AL Manager of the Year candidates as things currently stand.
The Reds traded Johnny Cueto to the Royals for three pitching prospects. Here's the fallout.
The Royals have swung a major deal in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, as they've agreed to trade for Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
The starting pitching market looked a bit thin a week ago, but as we approach the July 31, sellers market could convert to a buyers market before the MLB trade deadline.
Without left-hander Jason Vargas for the rest of this season and, probably, most of 2016 because of a torn UCL in his elbow, Kansas City will want to add a pitcher under team control for the coming seasons.
Ventura has struggled this season, going 4-7 with a 5.17 ERA, but his underlying statistics are actually quite similar to those he delivered in 2014.
As many as 20 or more teams could potentially be buyers on the trade market, which could make for some spirited battles over key trade chips like Cole Hamels and Ben Zobrist.

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