Royals ‘Opening Day’ starter, Yordano Ventura, optioned to Triple-A

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, July 20, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Courtesy: Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 21, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, the Royals have optioned right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha.

Vargas, 32, has missed the last five weeks with a left flexor strain. He’s gone 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA in eight starts this season.

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