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44 Luke Hochevar RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/213 | Birthdate: 9/15/1983 | Birthplace: Fowler, CO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Tennessee | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $4,560,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 273.12
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Luke Hochevar aims to start throwing in September


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Royals reliever Luke Hochevar, who had Tommy John surgery in March, hopes to start throwing again in September, reports the Kansas City Star. He was cleared to lift weights two weeks ago.

"After I had surgery, I just wanted to get out of the brace," Hochevar told the paper. "Then when I got out of the brace, and I was just moving my arm and doing stuff, then I wanted to start working out. Now that I’m working out, I want to start throwing."

Luke Hochevar transferred to 60-day DL


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) The Royals moved relief pitcher Luke Hochevar from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Blake Wood.

Hochevar is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is out for the season.


Luke Hochevar placed on 15-day DL after Tommy John surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) As expected, the Royals have placed pitcher Luke Hochevar on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star. Hochevar underwent Tommy John surgery on March 16 and is out for the remainder of the season.

Luke Hochevar to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery Tuesday, according to the Kansas City Star

It was revealed Hochevar would undergo the surgery in early March. He had been dealing with elbow issues during camp. Hochevar will likely miss the entire season due to the injury. Hochevar posted a 1.92 ERA in 70 1/3 innings last year.


It's official: Luke Hochevar to undergo Tommy John surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will undergo Tommy John surgery, Ned Yost has told the Kansas City Star. He is out for the year. Yost was reportedly expecting the bad news after an initial diagnosis revealed a UCL strain.

His absence will be a blow to what was a sensational bullpen in 2013. Hochevar blossomed as a reliever after starting from 2008 to 2012. The former first pick of the draft went 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA. He yielded just 41 hits and fanned 82 in 70 1/3 innings.


Report: Ned Yost knows pitcher destined for Tommy John


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Ned Yost sounds resigned to Royals reliever Luke Hochevar requiring Tommy John surgery, per the Kansas City Star, which is claiming that Yost believes Hochevar is destined to blow out his elbow. A first diagnosis revealed a sprained UCL and indicated that Hochevar will be out at least until May.

Hochevar has experienced far greater success in the bullpen than as a starter. He won five of seven decisions with a career-best 1.92 ERA as a reliever last year.


Luke Hochevar headed for second opinion


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar is heading for a second opinion on his injured elbow, according to the Kansas City Star

Hochevar was diagnosed with a sprained UCL, and isn't expected to be back with the club until the end of May. Hochevar will have a doctor look at his elbow in Los Angeles Thursday.

Hochevar posted a 1.92 ERA in 70 1/3 innings last year.


Luke Hochevar dealing with sprained UCL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar is dealing with a sprained UCL, according to the Kansas City Star.

Hochevar will be shut down for at least two weeks. The club is hoping he'll be ready to return at the end of May. Hochevar posted a 1.92 ERA in 70 1/3 innings last year out of the bullpen.


Royals, Luke Hochevar agree to one-year deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Royals and pitcher Luke Hochevar have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $5.21 million.

It's Hochevar's final year of arbitration eligibility. He turned his career around with a move to the bullpen last season, going 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 82:17 K:BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings. He has a career 38-59 record and 5.44 ERA as a starting pitcher.


Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar could start in 2014


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/9/2013) The Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Royals will give Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar an extended look as starting pitchers during spring training.

Davis made 24 starts for the Royals in 2013 before he was shifted to bullpen duty in September. Hochevar spent five years in Kansas City's rotation before he was converted to a reliever last season, making 58 appearances out of the bullpen and posting a 1.92 ERA.


Royals considering Luke Hochevar as a starter


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland said the team is considering using pitcher Luke Hochevar as a starter, according to MLB Network Radio.

Hochevar was fantastic out of the bullpen last season, posting a 1.92 ERA in 70 1/3 innings. He's been considerably worse as a starter over his career. Eiland admitted the team is toying with the idea of using Hochevar as a starter during the spring, but hinted that they had not made a decision yet.


Luke Hochevar enjoying year in bullpen, but would start again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar has enjoyed his time in the bullpen this year, but wouldn't rule out starting in the future, according to MLB.com

Hochevar had been a starter his whole career up until this season. He's posted a 1.88 ERA in 57 1/3 innings out of the pen. While Hochevar said he'll do whatever he can to help the team, but did say he would love to get another chance at the rotation. 


Royals activate Luke Hochevar


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) The Royals have activated Luke Hochevar from the paternity list, MLB.com reports. Hochevar, who last played Aug. 24, has a 1.93 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 56 innings.

Royals place Luke Hochevar on paternity leave list


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) The Royals have placed reliever Luke Hochevar on the paternity leave list, MLB.com reports. Hochevar will miss the next 1-3 games as a result.

Luke Hochevar earns second save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar picked up his second save in his team's 5-1 win over the Red Sox Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings. He closed out the top of the eighth with his team up 3-0 then allowed the only Boston run of the game after the Royals tacked on two in the bottom of the eighth.

The earned run Hochevar allowed was his first since June 19, breaking a string of 16 scoreless appearances. He owns a 1.80 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 43:13 K:BB ratio in 45 innings.


Royals unlikely to deal Ervin Santana and Luke Hochevar


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:00 pm ET) With the team currently on a six-game winning streak, the Royals are unlikely to deal starter Ervin Santana and reliever Luke Hochevar unless they are "overwhelmed by the offer," CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports.

Santana is 6-6 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP through 20 starts. He is 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his previous 10 starts. Hochevar owns a 1.89 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP in 38 innings pitched.

Report: Red Sox interested in Luke Hochevar


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) The Red Sox have apparently been scouting Royals reliever Luke Hochevar, FOX Sports reports Tuesday. That said, the Sox have not engaged in trade talks at this point. Hochevar has been solid since moving to the bullpen. He's posted a 2.00 ERA over 36 innings. 

Luke Hochevar moving to setup role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2013) Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that pitcher Luke Hochevar is "going to get the opportunity to prove he can be that (eighth-inning guy)," the Kansas City Star reports.

Hochevar is 1-1 with a 2.23 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 34:9 K:BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings in his first season as a full-time reliever.


Luke Hochevar works three-inning save


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2013) 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
(3/15/2013) 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
(3/13/2013) 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


(3/10/2013) 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


(3/5/2013) 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.''

Hochevar pulled early in start


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2013) Kansas City rotation hopeful Luke Hochevar did not state a solid case for the final rotation spot on Wednesday in a Cactus League start against the Brewers. Making his first appearance of spring training, Hochevar walked three batters and was pulled after 38 pitches and 1 2/3 innings. Hochevar gave up two earned runs and one hit and struck out two in the performance.

Hochevar fixes flaw in delivery


(2/12/2013) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar told the Kansas City Star on Tuesday that he was very disappointed with his 2012 campaign. The right-hander went 8-16 with a 5.73 ERA in 32 starts last season and surrendered a career-high 202 hits. Hochevar studied tape of all of his starts over the last two seasons during the winter and believes he has found the flaw that led to his down year. “When I’d step on the gas,” he said, “my front side would fly open, and my ball would get flat. The thing is, if my front side stays in, I can step on the gas and (be effective). My front side stays in. I keep my angle. I don’t get flat. The hitter doesn’t pick me up early.”