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Stripper calls out Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura for being cheap

Yordano VenturaThe Kansas City Royals are opening up a series against the Minnesota Twins on Monday, and apparently a couple of their players decided to check out some of the local scenery when they flew into the Twin Cities on Sunday. From what we gather, pitchers Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura dropped by a strip club. How much did that cost them?

If you believe a stripper that goes by the Twitter handle @feminstripper, the veteran Chen and his 23-year-old teammate didn’t spend much. Isabel Kennedy, who describes herself as a writer, artmaker and ass clapper, ripped Chen and Ventura in a series of tweets.

Did it ever occur to Miss Kennedy that perhaps Mr. Chen and Mr. Ventura simply didn’t enjoy the service? There are two sides to every story.

H/T Deadspin

Yordano Ventura only expected to miss one start after clean MRI results

Yordano VenturaThe baseball world paused again in panic as it looked like another one of the game’s young, top hard throwers was going down with an elbow injury, but it looks like we can all exhale.

Yordano Ventura, the 22-year-old flame thrower for the Kansas City Royals, left his start against the Astros on Monday during the third inning after being roughed up for five runs and showing decreased velocity. There was concern about his elbow being injured, but the MRI reportedly came back clean.

According to FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, Royals GM Dayton Moore said on MLB Network that Ventura’s MRI was clean:

Ventura averaged 97.5 mph on his fastball last season and 96.7 mph this season. He was clocking 91 mph on Monday.

As has become typical with young hard throwers, he complained of elbow problems. That was the same pattern with Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez, who both are now Tommy John surgery guys.

Just so you understand what we’re dealing with here, check out this nugget from Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan:

Ventura doesn’t need TJ surgery yet, thankfully, but it just goes to show that throwing as hard as these guys do causes a great strain on the body and often results in injury.