September 16, 2013 9:40 PM

Ventura represents Royals’ future, which appropriately is unknown

The hard-throwing right-hander will make his major-league debut tonight as the Royals make a playoff push. No one knows what to expect. Yordano Ventura is 180 pounds of potential. He is a smiling, shy, sometimes-high-strung 23-year-old with a flaming baseball tattooed on his right arm and a 100-mph fastball that explodes out of that right hand.

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