Royals starter Yordano Ventura left the field with a trainer with two outs in the sixth inning of ALCS Game 2 against the Orioles on Saturday night. He threw a fastball to Caleb Joseph, who fouled it back. Ventura then stepped off of the mound and was tended to by a trainer before making a quick exit.
It was not clear exactly why Ventura was taken out, but it’s obviously not a good sign for the Royals. Once there’s an update on his status, we’ll update you here. It’s worth noting that Ventura’s velocity was lower than usual.
Update (7:10 PM ET): Ventura was taken out due to tightness in his right shoulder, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
Brandon Finnegan relieved Ventura.