Luke Hochevar
RP KC
2 months ago

Hochevar threw a perfect seventh inning in relief on Thursday, earning his 10th hold.

EDGE Analysis

Hochevar has once again emerged as a dominant force in the Royals bullpen, compiling a 2.82 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 22.1 innings this season. The 32-year-old has been particularly good on the road, where he has not allowed a run since April. Hochevar has mainly been used as a set-up to Kelvin Herrera in the eighth and Wade Davis in the ninth, a role that is unlikely to change.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
3 months ago

Hochevar (elbow) should be available for Monday's game, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals held Hochevar out of Sunday's game due to elbow tightness, but apparently he's OK after a day of rest and could be summoned from the Kansas City bullpen if needed by Royals manager Ned Yost.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
3 months ago

Hochevar was unavailable Sunday due to "elbow tightness," the Kansas City Star reports. "It's more precaution than anything else," manager Ned Yost said. "We want to make sure we don't do anything rash."

EDGE Analysis

Hochevar had an issue with his elbow after Friday's outing where he walked two batters. He'll likely be out the next few days to give his elbow time to rest. Hochevar has been outstanding this season with a 2.61 ERA and an 11:3 K:BB ratio in 10.3 innings.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
3 months ago

Hochevar struck out one and allowed one hit during a shutout inning against Baltimore on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Hochevar is touting a 2.35 ERA with a 0.78 WHIP through 7.2 innings in 2016. He is sporting a career-best 11.74 K/9 early on this season while posting a career-best 1.17 BB/9 on the other end of the spectrum. Even though it has only been nine appearances, the 32-year-old looks as good as ever, holding down one of the middle relief roles for the defending World Series champions.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
4 months ago

Hochevar has a 2.57 ERA this spring with five strikeouts in seven innings. He's set to be a key member of the bullpen this season, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hochevar had a 3.73 ERA and strong 8.7 K/9 last year in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. He could have a more high-profile role this year in the setup corps for closer Wade Davis.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
1 year ago

Hochevar (elbow) was activated from the DL prior to Thursday's game, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

He will take Brandon Finnegan's place in the Royals' bullpen and only figures to add another dominant arm to what may be the best bullpen in baseball. Hochevar was able to touch 95-96 with his heater during his rehab, and while he almost certainly won't notch any saves, his ratios and strikeouts could be usable in deeper leagues.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
1 year ago

Hochevar (elbow) is tentatively scheduled for a mid-May return, the Kansas City Star reports.

Hochevar is now 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but has opened the season on the disabled list while continuing to work through the final stages of the recovery process. When he does return, the right-hander will likely begin at Triple-A Omaha, where the club hopes he'll gradually build up arm strength. Kansas City still plans on getting use out of the reliever in 2015, but the exact date of his projected call up to the majors remains a mystery.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
1 year ago

Hochevar (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL Sunday.

Hochevar is expected to be out until at least may, so the move to the disabled list will free up a roster spot for another bullpen arm. The right-hander is just over a year removed from Tommy John surgery, but Kansas City will continue to take it slow with his recovery. He could prove to be another valuable weapon out of the pen down the stretch.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
1 year ago

Hochevar (elbow) will start the season on the disabled list and may be out until at least May, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

The news doesn't come as much of a surprise as manager Ned Yost had already mentioned Hochevar was likely to begin the year on the DL, but it was confirmed Tuesday. While it's possible the 31-year-old will rejoin the team at some point in April, Yost indicated he was more hopeful for a return some time around the start of May.

Luke Hochevar
RP KC
1 year ago

Manager Ned Yost reiterated Thursday that Hochevar is likely to start the season on the DL, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

This news is nothing new, as it only furthers the notion that Hochevar will need a couple more weeks to fully recover from his elbow injury. "Odds are, he's going to start the year on the DL," Yost said. "But we haven't cemented that decision." Yost is still leaving the door open for Hochevar to start the season on the roster, but at this point that still seems unlikely.