Royals, Ventura agree to five-year extension

Kansas City, MO ( – The Kansas City Royals and starting
pitcher Yordano Ventura agreed to terms on a five-year extension on Saturday.

The new pact also includes club options for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

No financial terms were disclosed, but previously reported it’s
worth $23 million guaranteed.

Ventura, 24, went 14-10 with a 3.20 earned run average in 30 starts and one
relief appearance as a rookie with the Royals in 2014. He made four
postseason starts, earning the win in Game 6 of the World Series against the
San Francisco Giants.