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LUKE HOCHEVAR RUMORS

Royals Injury Update: Luke Hochevar throws for first time since surgery

The Kansas City Royals headed into Thursday night's game against the Boston Red Sox with a record of 80-64, first in the American League Central. With 18 games remaining in the regular season, the Royals have an excellent shot at the post season. Although pitcher Luke Hochevar will not be part of the push towards the playoffs, he made a big stride in his recover from Tommy...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Luke Hochevar hopes to start throwing in September

The Kansas City Royals entered Monday night's game with a 39-36 record, second in the American League Central. They are in the middle of the pack in both runs scored and team ERA. To remain competitive the rest of the way, the Royals will need continued improvement and stability in all phases of the game. Another key factor is to remain healthy. One player on the disabled list...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 24, 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&...
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...
Via Tireball.com
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...
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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