Former Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar has not pitched in a major-league game since July 21, 2016. He missed all of last season after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. But he’s not retiring. Hochevar is still planning to pitch again, his agent, Scott Boras, said Tuesday. Hochevar’s return, however, has been delayed by complications from the procedure. The operation for thoracic outlet — which includes the removal of a portion of rib near the shoulder — is designed to alleviate the compression of nerves near the lower neck and armpit. The symptoms include the loss of feeling in the arm and fingers. For now, Hochevar is still dealing with those symptoms, including the loss of sensation in his arm, Boras said.
After a year off, former Royal Luke Hochevar still seeks comeback, agent says
Kansas City Star | Feb 22