Yordano Ventura, starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, has been placed on the team’s 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13th, after being removed from Kansas City’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 12th.
Ventura was removed from the game after just three innings because three of his fingers went numb. He was initially diagnosed with “hand weakness”, but Ventura was later determined to be suffering from an ulnar nerve condition, a problem in which hand surgeon Dr. Pruzansky has special expertise.
“It didn’t make any sense to try and push through this thing right now,” Royals manager Ned Yost said about the injury. “This is something that if you continue to battle through it, it can get worse.”
Ventura is 3–6 with a 4.68 ERA in 12 starts during the 2015 season.