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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Sources: As the Dodgers consider second base options, they continue to work on trade alternatives for a right-handed hitter.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs announced on Monday all spring games will be broadcast in some capacity this year including 10 on local tv, 10 more on radio and 27 on Cubs.com. National tv networks could also add games. The spring opener against Oakland on Feb. 25 will air on WGN-TV.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Royals general manager Dayton Moore is on a conference call with reporters. He says he talked to Yordano Ventura just before Christmas. "He told me he was going to win 18 games this year -- and 10 of them were going to be complete games," Moore said.

Logan Couture @Logancouture

Such a crazy good talent. Rest In Peace Yordano Ventura. A villain to so many rival fans, out of jealousy because he wasn't a BlueJay

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Yordano Ventura was part of an impressive run of starts by Kansas City Royals pitchers in an improbable ALDS series win over the Houston Astros in 2015. Ventura, Edinson Vólquez and Johnny Cueto each struck out eight batters in Games 3, 4 and 5 of that series, one off the franchise record for a postseason game (Dennis Leonard). The Royals faced elimination in Games 4 and 5 of the ALDS, and went on to win the World Series over the New York Mets.

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On Oct. 22, 2014, Yordano Ventura became the first rookie to start a World Series game at any position for the Kansas City Royals. On April 6, 2015, Ventura became the second-youngest opening day starter in franchise history.