OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
3 weeks ago

Hochevar's 2017 option was declined by the Royals, making him a free agent, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals reportedly have interest in bringing Hochevar back, but for significantly less than the $7 million he would have been due under the option. Hochevar, the top pick in the 2006 first-year player draft, has pitched well out of the bullpen in recent seasons but comes with significant health concerns. He's had Tommy John surgery and missed the final two months of 2016 after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
3 months ago

Hochevar (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for prospect Hunter Dozier. Hochevar was already ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery earlier this month, but with any luck, he should be good to go for spring training.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 months 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 months 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 months 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
4 months 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
6 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
7 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
7 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.

OUTLuke Hochevar
RP KC
7 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.