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Ventura progressing toward return vs. Cards

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TORONTO -- Pitcher Yordano Ventura is on track to return to his spot in the rotation next Thursday night against the Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium.

Manager Ned Yost said Ventura threw a light side session on Saturday and will throw again on Monday at St. Louis. If that goes well, he'll get the green light.

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Ventura left his last start in the third inning with elbow discomfort which, after medical examinations and tests, was deemed not serious.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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