In the last year, MLB lost some very good people. One of those is Yordano Ventura. Prior to the opening of the Kansas City Royals’ spring training game against the Texas Rangers, Adrian Beltre and Carlos Gomez honored the 25-year-old in a very touching way.
Regaining trust in his torn ACL is part of the rehabilitation, and the process for Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas involved passing a couple of big tests, one last year, another recently. Last September, some four months after he tore his right ACL in a collision with left fielder Alex Gordon while
Billy Burns keeps getting assigned to team mascot duty. When the Oakland Athletics first called up the outfielder in September 2014, he had to travel with a goldfish as part of his rookie hazing. ''I took it to all the clubhouses,'' Burns said.