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Royals decline mutual option on Hochevar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have declined their $7 million option on Luke Hochevar, the right-hander whose season was cut short by surgery in August to relieve numbness caused by thoracic outlet syndrome.Hochevar received a $500,000 buyout Saturday. He is eligible to sign anywhere beginning Tuesday.The 33-year-old Hochevar missed the 2014 season after Tommy John surgery, but was...
Via Associated Press
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals decline option on Hochevar, making him free agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have declined their $7 million option on Luke Hochevar, the right-hander whose season was cut short by surgery in August to relieve numbness caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Hochevar received a $500,000 buyout Saturday. He is eligible to sign anywhere beginning Tuesday. The 33-year-old Hochevar missed the 2014 season after Tommy John surgery...
Via Associated Press
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals' Hochevar has season-ending neck surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Kansas City Royals say reliever Luke Hochevar had surgery Tuesday in St. Louis to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome.The procedure included a scalenectomy, which repairs a muscle in the front of the neck.Hochevar, a 32-year-old right-hander, is expected to need six months to recover. The Royals hope he will be ready for spring training.The first overall...
Via Associated Press
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Hochevar photobombs Ian Kennedy, is the King of Spring Training (pic)

It was picture day at the spring training facilities of the world champion Kansas City Royals in Sunrise, Ariz., as players and staffs were scheduled to pose for their official team photographs for the 2016 Major League Baseball season. The annual rite of spring always gives rise to amusing photos — whether intentional or otherwise (and sometimes taken near urinals) — but Royals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: where does Luke Hochevar fit?

  An already very well staffed Kansas City Royals bullpen will be adding yet another weapon to their arsenal for the 2015 season. Luke Hochevar recently signed a two-year deal with Kansas City worth $10 million dollars CBSSports.com reports. Hochevar has the option to gain an extra $1 million dollars if he performs to the best of his abilities. However, analysts are skeptical of...
Via isportsweb.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Will Bring Back Hochevar

    It appears Luke Hochevar may get the chance to jump on a Royals dogpile after all. After proclaiming his greatest regret for missing the 2014 season as being that he would miss out on postseason fun, it seems he may still get his chance in the coming years. It was announced by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that the Royals and Hochevar have agreed on a 2 year $10MM deal...
Via Royals Blue
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery, out for year

Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar, diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament earlier this week, will have reconstructive surgery to repair the ligament and thus will miss the entire season, according to manager Ned Yost. The surgery, commonly known at Tommy John surgery, was determined to be a better option than possibly rest and rehab for two months. "This thing's gonna...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hochevar's injury will have Royals searching for new setup man

The Kansas City Royals, relatively injury free during their 86-win season in 2013, now must deal with their first major setback of 2014 with the news that right-hander Luke Hochevar has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. It is the type of injury near the elbow that often requires Tommy John surgery, though the Royals have not suggested yet that Hochevar's injury is that severe...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yost must decide where Hochevar best serves Royals' pitching staff

Yes, right-hander Luke Hochevar wants to be a starter again. He reiterated that two weeks ago. And yes, the Royals are dutifully saying he has a legitimate shot this spring to win the final spot in the rotation. But considering that Hochevar was lights out as a reliever last season and that he completely turned his troubling career around in 2013, the question becomes: Is Hochevar...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hochevar just wants the ball -- but he'd rather get it as a starter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Make no mistake: After several seasons of disappointment as a starter, Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar loved the way he was finally able to contribute to the team in 2013 out of the bullpen. But Hochevar isn't ready to give up his first love -- being a starter. "I had a fun year last year," he says. "The bullpen guys down there are a lot of fun. Everything is...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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