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Despite giving up two runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts over three innings against the Giants on Friday, Ventura was both upbeat and positive about the outing, the Kansas City Star. "He felt really good even though he gave up two runs," said Bruce Chen, who translated for Ventura. "He felt like he threw a lot of good pitches. He felt like his arm was very good and his offspeed pitches were working well."
Tate said his ribs are fine as he prepares for the beginning of free agency next week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Tate played through a rib injury for several weeks before eventually being placed on injured reserve late in the season.