15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 weeks ago

Hochevar (shoulder) underwent thoracic outlet surgery Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hochevar underwent the procedure in St. Louis on Tuesday and will now likely be shut down for the next 2-3 months before setting out on a rehab program. While recovery times can extend up to six months, the 32-year-old is expected to be ready for Spring Training next season.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
1 month ago

Hochevar (shoulder) will likely require surgery to deal with his thoracic outlet syndrome, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hochevar reported numbness in his fingers recently and was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition caused by compression of a neurovascular bundle in the shoulder region. He saw a specialist in recent days and the first diagnosis is season-ending thoracic outlet surgery. The veteran relief man will get a second opinion but it seems highly likely that he'll undergo the knife and will miss the rest of the 2016 season.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
1 month ago

Hochevar was placed on the DL with an undisclosed injury, retroactive to July 25.

EDGE Analysis

It's yet to be revealed what the nature of the injury is but it could have occurred during his last outing against Texas on July 24. The 32-year-old has been a productive relief man for the Royals, compiling a 3.86 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 37.1 innings of work. In a corresponding roster move, Brooks Pounders was recalled from Triple-A Omaha.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
1 month ago

Hochevar has given up six earned runs in July, more than any month prior this season.

EDGE Analysis

Since the start of July, Hochevar's ERA has jumped from 2.90 to 3.86. He allowed those six earned runs in just 6.1 innings pitched.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
3 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.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 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.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 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.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 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.

15DLuke Hochevar
RP KC
5 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.

15DLuke 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.