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."
In an effort to test his player's versatility, manager Ned Yost played Aoki in center field on Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports. "This is where you do all your experimenting," Yost said. "Down here, now."
Valencia played his first game at second base Sunday and looked solid in limited action, the Kansas City Star reports. "A little bit foreign territory for him there," manager Ned Yost said. “He hasn't really played much second. But he's been working hard there, and he looks like he's going to be serviceable there."
After two scoreless innings in which he allowed one hit and had one strikeout against the Cubs on Sunday, Ventura remains the favorite for the vacant fifth spot in the rotation, the Kansas City Star reports.
Infante was held out of Saturday's Cactus League game due to minor stiffness in his right shoulder, the Kansas City Star reports. "If it was the season, absolutely, he'd be playing," manager Ned Yost said of Infante. "But with the rain, the weather the way it is, go ahead and let the trainers get it all the way out of there."