Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Suspended 9 Games

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has received a nine-game suspension from the the MLB. The suspension stems from Yordano hitting Baltimore Orioles hitter Manny Machado.

After being hit, Machado charged the mound, triggering a bench clearing-brawl between the two teams. The video of that brawl is embedded below. 

Machado picked up a four-game suspension for his role. Since Ventura is a starting pitcher, the nine-game suspension means he'll miss one start, or two at most. 

Ventura is still just 25 years old, but has been in the majors with the Royals since 2013. He's posted a 4-4 record this season, with a 5.32 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. It's still early, but both the ERA and WHIP are career-worsts for Ventura. 

There is no word yet on if Ventura will appeal and who the Royals will start in his place. 

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