Royals to skip Yordano Ventura

Updated: August 26, 2014, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals are skipping right-hander Yordano Ventura's next turn in the rotation to rest his sore back, clearing the way for Liam Hendriks to make his first start for the club since arriving in a trade from Toronto.

Royals manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday night's series opener against Minnesota that Ventura experienced some pain in his lower back after his last start Friday night in Texas. An MRI exam showed some fluid consistent with inflammation but no damage.

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