Was there a pivotal point or reason for Yordano Ventura’s turnaround from troubled ace to best pitcher in the Royals’ clubhouse? Not likely, say those who know him; more so, it’s a combination of factors that have him working at optimum output again.
Was there a pivotal point or reason for Yordano Ventura’s turnaround from troubled ace to best pitcher in the Royals’ clubhouse? Not likely, say those who know him; more so, it’s a combination of factors that have him working at optimum output again. Photo illustration by The Kansas City Star, Photo by JOHN SLEEZER JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM
Was there a pivotal point or reason for Yordano Ventura’s turnaround from troubled ace to best pitcher in the Royals’ clubhouse? Not likely, say those who know him; more so, it’s a combination of factors that have him working at optimum output again. Photo illustration by The Kansas City Star, Photo by JOHN SLEEZER JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

With growing pains seemingly behind him, Royals’ Yordano Ventura is an ace again

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