Yordano Ventura showed what all the hype is about on Tuesday, tossing six shutout innings in a no-decision against the Rays.
Thursday afternoon's series-finale between the Royals and Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Yordano Ventura allowed three runs in three innings while striking out five in his last Cactus League start Saturday.
Yordano Ventura delivered another strong Cactus League start on Sunday, allowing just one run on five hits over five frames against the Giants.
Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Yordano Ventura can pitch 180-200 innings this year.
Yordano Ventura has been named the Royals' fifth starter.
According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, the Royals will "likely name Yordano Ventura to their starting rotation as early as this week."
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that Yordano Ventura is the favorite to land the final spot in the Royals' rotation.
Yordano Ventura was impressive in his start against the Athletics on Wednesday, blanking them over 4 1/3 innings.
Yordano Ventura took the loss in Friday's Cactus League tilt against the Giants on Friday, surrendering a pair of runs on three hits in his three frames.
Royals GM Dayton Moore said Monday that Yordano Ventura can throw 200 innings this season.
Yordano Ventura had the first rough start of his MLB career, surrendering three home runs in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.
Yordano Ventura yielded one run over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision opposite the Mariners on Monday.
Yordano Ventura allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.