Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:35:27 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar will be a free agent this offseason because the team declined his mutual option Saturday, Nov. 5.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:16:34 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, September 2.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:01:05 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar (shoulder) underwent surgery Tuesday, Aug. 2, for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He will be ready for spring training.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:31:45 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (shoulder) was put on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 28. The move was retroactive to Monday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: With Hochevar sidelined, Kelvin Herrera and Joakim Soria are the two names to own from Kansas City's bullpen for owners who are seeking holds. One of them also could emerge with the closing duties, too, if Wade Davis is dealt before the trade deadline.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:44:37 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar is available on the trade market because he will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Hochevar is a low-end own in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, but he can help in those deep settings by stabilizing your ratios and padding the strikeout column. Over the past two seasons, Hochevar has a 3.78 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and 89 strikeouts through 88 innings pitched.
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:06:55 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar's (elbow) elbow is feeling better, according to manager Ned Yost. He'll play catch this afternoon and is "probably" available for Monday, May 2, against the Washington Nationals.
Fantasy Tip: For those who participate in leagues that score holds, or just generally use Hochevar in deeper leagues for his desirable stats, it looks like he should be good to go again in fantasy lineups starting tonight. He was unavailable yesterday, but appears to already be over the issue.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:45:49 -0800
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) is throwing his curveball in spring camp, even though that was the pitch that blew out his elbow and forced him into Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Hochevar's thinking is to go back to what worked before the injury, and his curve made Hochevar an important piece of the bullpen. In leagues with more of an emphasis on relievers, Hochevar could be more valuable, but it will take time for him to return.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:49:02 -0800
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and his readiness for opening day is in question. He has yet to experience a setback in rehab, but is still considered behind his teammates in the preseason progression. While other pitchers are throwing bullpen sessions every other day, Hochevar has been assigned two days off in between mound appearances.
Fantasy Tip: Hochevar is no longer in the plans for the rotation, but he is expected to be an important part of the team's bullpen.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:21:28 -0800
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) has been throwing in 30-pitch stints as spring training nears. "Mostly fastballs and changeups," Hochevar said. "I'll probably start throwing curves once we get to spring." Hochevar recorded a 1.92 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings back in 2013 before his Tommy John surgery. He is confident he'll be ready for opening day.
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 04:11:45 -0800
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar will earn $4 million in base salary in 2015 and $5.5 million in 2016. His deal has a $7 million mutual option for 2017 that includes a $500,000 buyout, as well as performance escalators that can boost his salary from $5.5 to $6.5 million in 2016. Hochevar can earn $500,000 worth of incentives for non-closing relief work, $500,000 of incentives for closing work and up to $2 million for starting.