Unintentionally, Ventura's workout did accomplish something for Royals manager Ned Yost.
"When Ventura was throwing," Yost said, smiling, "at least somebody was up so the 25 fans that sit behind the dugout screaming at me all the time: 'Get somebody up!' -- I didn't have to hear 'em."
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.