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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The Royals have now signed all arbitration-eligible players for the 2013 season.
The 29-year-old Hochevar made 32 starts in 2012, finishing at 8-16 with a 5.73 ERA over 185.1 innings. He set a career-high with 144 strikeouts, posting 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings. Hochevars strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.36 was also a career best. The first-overall selection in the 2006 June Free Agent Draft resides in Knoxville, Tenn., with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Laney.
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