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Becoming Yordano: A journey to the launch point of the Royals’ rocket arm

Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.  

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Royals release spring training schedule for 2015

Pitchers and catchers report to Royals camp on Feb. 19 at their complex in Surprise, Ariz. The full squad is due on Feb. 24. The first game will be March 4 and the Royals will play a two-game exhibition in Houston before the regular season starts on April 6.

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Billy Butler says he would be ‘more than happy to come back’ to Royals someday

Billy Butler says he doesn’t believe his time with the Royals organization is finished despite signing with the Oakland A’s as a free agent this offseason. “It’s disappointing, but you understand that the game’s a business and I didn’t leave on bad terms,” the designated hitter said Sunday in Springfield as he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. “I’d be more than happy to come back. That’s home for me.”

Should Yordano Ventura be the Royals Opening Day Starter?

Here’s the question: if the Royals get to opening day and their starting rotation is Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie, Edinson Volquez, Danny Duffy and Yordano Ventura and Ventura has the best stuff on the staff, should Ventura be the Royals opening day starter?

Should Yordano Ventura be the Royals Opening Day Starter?

Here’s the question: if the Royals get to opening day and their starting rotation is Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie, Edinson Volquez, Danny Duffy and Yordano Ventura and Ventura has the best stuff on the staff, should Ventura be the Royals opening day starter?

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Royals single-game tickets on sale Feb. 27

Royals single-game tickets for the 2015 season, excluding opening day, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 through the team’s website. Tickets will be available by phone and in person at later dates, and there will be a drawing for those wanting to buy single-game opening day tickets.