Kansas City Star "In organizational meetings in November, as the Royals pondered their route back to the World Series in 2015, team officials stressed the importance of preserving their pitching strength. The team has yet to find a replacement in the starting rotation for James Shields, but they have been active in..." December 03
Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery, Yost says.
Kansas City Star "The Royals have shut down pitcher Luke Hochevar after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Hochevar will receive two to three weeks to rest and recover, manager Ned Yost said. The organization hopes he can return to big-league action by the end of..." March 05
#Royals, Hochevar avoid arb. He gets $5.21M. $400G available in bonuses for GS or GF.
Kansas City Star "The working plan for putting together the Royals’ rotation, two weeks prior to Christmas, is to give a long spring look to Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis for the final two slots. Both pitched effectively last season in the bullpen — Hochevar for the entire year — after struggling as..." December 11
NESN "The Red Sox would probably love to add a bullpen arm before the July 31 trade deadline and a former No. 1 overall pick could be an option for the first-place club. While Luke Hochevar the top pick in the 2006 draft hasn’t exactly panned out as an ace he’d still be a good addition to any..." July 24
Detroit Free Press "The Kansas City Royals are sending right-hander Luke Hochevar to the bullpen after more than five seasons in the rotation. Hochevar was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 draft. Later that first round, the Tigers took left-hander Andrew Miller at No. 6, and the Diamondbacks selected current..." March 14
Kansas City Star "Right-hander Luke Hochevar, eternally inconsistent as a starter, is shifting, at least temporarily, to the Royals’ bullpen. Manager Ned Yost announced the move Wednesday morning prior to a game against Seattle at Surprise Stadium. “I think it makes us a better team,” Yost said. “I think it..." March 13