|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||4.00||4.00||0.00||4.29||1.30||54.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 6.2||0||0|| 1.35||0||1||6|
|vs RHB|| 8.2||0||0|| 1.04||0||2||11|
|05/12/2013||Neftali Feliz, SP TEX|
Jose Quintana, SP CHW
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Stephen Pryor, RP SEA
|Luke Hochevar, RP KC|
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
Mark Reynolds, 1B CLE
Jake McGee, RP TB
|05/09/2013||Mike Carp, LF BOS||Luke Hochevar, RP KC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Luke Hochevar works three-inning save|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar picked up the first save of his career on Monday night against the Angels. He entered in the seventh with an eight-run lead and allowed one run on three hits over three innings of work.
The right-hander also struck out four with no walks in an 11-4 win. Hochevar has a 1.17 ERA over 10 relief appearances.
|Luke Hochevar makes first relief appearance|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/15/13) Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar, who was recently moved to the bullpen, made his first relief appearance in Friday's contest against the Padres in Cactus League play.
Hochevar pitched the fifth and sixth innings and retired all six batters he faced in a 7-5 victory. He struck out two and did not issue a walk as he improved his spring ERA to 5.40.
"You get that shot of adrenaline and it's kind of a different approach. You're not really trying to establish anything or get your pitch count down deep in the game and so it's more of like an attack -- swing-and-miss kind of approach, I guess," Hochevar said. "I really don't know how to explain it."
|Hochevar banished to bullpen|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/13/13) Royals manager Ned Yost announced Wednesday starting pitcher Luke Hochevar is no longer in the running for the rotation and has been moved to the bullpen. The competition for the final spot in the team's rotation is now down to Bruce Chen, Will Smith, Luis Mendoza and Yordano Ventura.
|Hochevar sees spring ERA go up|
|(3/10/13) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar worked three scoreless frames his last time out but was not as sharp in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Angels. He allowed four runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings. The right-hander surrendered a two-run homer to Vernon Wells in the third before giving up a two-run bomb to Hank Conger the following frame. Hochevar also struck out three and walked two while throwing 68 pitches, 42 for strikes. "The one to Vernon Wells, I'm trying to go down and away with that pitch," Hochevar said. "It came back middle, middle. It was an aggressive pitch. He put a good swing on it. To Conger, that's a bad pitch, staying up."
|Hochevar has better showing|
|(3/5/13) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar could not make it through two frames in his previous Cactus League start but had a better showing on Tuesday against the A's. He worked three scoreless innings, giving up three hits while striking out three. The right-hander also walked one while throwing 56 pitches, 33 for strikes. ''I kind of got in the groove as the game went on and started getting the ball down a lot better,'' Hochevar said. ''I felt a lot better with my fastball execution. I'm ready to step it up to my next set of pitch count.''
|The Royals so desperately want to be right about Luke Hochevar after investing the No. 1 overall pick in him in 2006 that they've kept him and his career 5.39 ERA in their starting rotation for the better part of five seasons. But if their acquisitions of James Shields, Wade Davis and Ervin Santana this offseason are any indication, even they're losing faith. It's not like Hochevar has shown them any real progress. Any attaboys that might have accompanied his career-high 32 starts last year were quickly muted by his 8-16 record and 5.73 ERA. The only reason he's even in the discussion for the fifth starter role is because his stuff is still better than most of his competitors', but now that the Royals have options, they don't need to have blind faith in his stuff. Most likely, you don't either -- not even in AL-only leagues. Come opening day, Hochevar might be in the bullpen or the minor leagues somewhere. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ OAK||4:05 pm||A.J. Griffin|
|5/20/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|5/21/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Bud Norris|
|5/22/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|5/23/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Joe Blanton|
|5/24/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|5/25/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Tommy Hanson|
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