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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 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

Starter? Reliever? Hochevar knows it's out of his hands

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here's the problem for Luke Hochevar: He's probably been too good as a reliever for the Royals to consider him a starter again. The grand experiment of converting Hochevar, the 2006 No. 1 overall pick, from a starter to the bullpen has, by all measures, been an astounding success. In 41 games, Hochevar has three wins, two saves and a 1.98 ERA. As the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Hochevar finally finds his niche with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. In some respects, Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar became the poster child for the team's losing ways over the past few years. A former No. 1 overall pick, Hochevar not only fell far short of those lofty expectations, he became the target of misdirected anger from all angles from fans, bloggers and media. The more the team lost, and the more Hochevar lost...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals finally using Luke Hochevar Correctly

by John Viril— Internet wags clobbered Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore when he decided to keep pitcher Luke Hochevar for a 1-year $4.5 contract this off-season. I must confess that I was among their number. In my own defense, I blasted the move because I was convinced that the Royals would simply put him in the same situation in which he had failed so many times before—a rotation...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals agree to terms with Hochevar

Courtesy: Kansas City Royals 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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Luke Hochevar is the Hot Girl You Back in the Day

This just in.....Luke Hochevar sucks.  This also just in.......the Kansas City Royals are a bunched of god-damned idiots.  I could just stop there and you would nod silently and go about your day. Instead, let us delve into the latest chapter of whichever of those first two statement you think should be the title of the book.  This chapter reminds you of that hot girl you dated...
Via Crown Crazed
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Recent Success Muddles the Picture of Luke Hochevar

This is a story all Royals fans know well. Drafted number one overall in 2006 ahead of future All Stars, Cy Young winners, and World Series Champions, Luke Hochevar has been a massive disappointment. Following the All Star break in 2011, Hochevar had pitched up to his potential, pitching 79 innings to the tune of a 3.52 ERA. Going into 2012, many people around baseball thought Luke...
Via Crown Crazed
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking up with Luke Hochevar

Luke,It is hard to find a more optimistic Kansas City Royals fan than me.  I love the Royals and sometimes have a hard time seeing their flaws.  I think it is a defense mechanism for years of heartache and pain.  I've been hurt so many times that I can't help but try to see the best in the Royals so that I don't have to think about the agony.  But you are flawed and...
Via Crown Crazed
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Luke Hochevar ready to break out

Crown Crazed's own Tom Backus wrote 10 predictions for the 2012 Kansas City Royals, with No. 7 being that Luke Hochevar will finally become a consistent pitcher. I'm with Backus and think fans will finally see why the Royals selected Hochevar with the No. 1 draft pick in 2006. If you look at Hochevar's 2011 stats, nothing will blow you away. He finished 11-11, notched...
Via Crown Crazed
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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