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The Kansas City Royals had a great run to close-out last season that ended in a World Series berth, and eventual loss to the San Francisco Giants. With staff ace “Big Game” James Shields signing with his hometown San Diego Padres during the offseason, the Royals will be looking for a new opening day starter, and manager Ned Yost found his: Yordano Ventura.

After pitching his way to a 14-10 record with a 3.20 ERA in 2014, Ventura will look to improve on those numbers for a Royals team that was not aggressive this offseason, losing key pieces that were integral in their postseason run.

Yost has already outlined his rotation plans to start the regular season, left-hander Danny Duffy, Edinson Volquez, Jason Vargas, and Jeremy Guthrie will follow behind Ventura in that order.

With one week away until the baseball season begins, we will beging to hear more reports of opening day starters for all teams.

Dan Schalk is the head writer for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @ffsportstalk

Dan SchalkAnalysisBaseballMLB#MLB,Chicago White Sox,Kansas City Royals,Ned Yost,Yordano VenturaThe Kansas City Royals had a great run to close-out last season that ended in a World Series berth, and eventual loss to the San Francisco Giants. With staff ace 'Big Game' James Shields signing with his hometown San Diego Padres during the offseason, the Royals will be looking for...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?