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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 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...
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

Luke Hochevar out for the 2014 season, will have Tommy John surgery

In an otherwise quiet Royals spring training, the team announced Friday relief pitcher Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery to fix ligament damage in his right elbow. A specific time and date for the surgery hasn’t been announced, but it’s likely to happen in the next two weeks.   The injury occurred during last Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Hochevar...
Via i70baseball
March 10, 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

Royals' Luke Hochevar to have Tommy John surgery

The worst fears have been confirmed for Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar. With the right-hander already shut down with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, manager Ned Yost confirmed on Friday that Hochevar would have Tommy John surgery to repair that elbow ligament. The news was tweeted by Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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

Luke Hochevar shut down with sprained UCL

getty images Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar has been shut down for the next two weeks with what the team has labed a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. The Royals are hoping that Hochevar will avoid Tommy John surgery and return by the end of May. Hochevar had a chance to crack the Royals rotation this spring but now that spot will go elsewhere. Luke Hochevar has a sprained...
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

Tim Collins and Luke Hochevar Avoid Arbitration. Now is it Time to Trade Greg Holland?

Last week, the Royals came to an agreement and avoided arbitration with both Tim Collins and Luke Hochevar. Collins was signed for 1 year for $1.362 million. Hochevar was signed for $5.21 million with $400k in incentives for games started or games finished. Some focus has been on the incentive part of Hochevar’s contract. $400k in incentives for games STARTED. This has perpetuated...
Via i70baseball
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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