Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:13:27 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SPs Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis will be candidates for the last two spots in the starting rotation in spring training. SPs Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura and Kyle Zimmer will be competing with them.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:12:03 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have activated RP Luke Hochevar from the paternity leave list and recalled SP Danny Duffy from Triple-A Omaha. The team has optioned SP Wade Davis and RP Louis Coleman to Single-A Wilmington.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:19:05 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have placed RP Luke Hochevar on the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, RP Will Smith has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:11:23 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are believed to be interested in trading for Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:40:49 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have been scouting Kansas City Royals P Luke Hochevar, but have not engaged the Royals in trade talks, according to sources. The Royals, however, aren't ready to sell off important pieces such as SP Ervin Santana. "Our philosophy isn't going to change just because we're six games under (.500)," general manager Dayton Moore said. "We're not going to back off."
Fantasy Tip: If the BoSox were to land Hochevar, it's unclear how they'd use him, since they need both rotation and bullpen help at the moment. Hochevar would probably be more fantasy-relevant if he entered Boston's rotation.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:29:26 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar will be thrust into the eighth-inning role for the team, according to manager Ned Yost.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:27:44 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said RP Luke Hochevar will receive the chance to become the team's eighth inning setup pitcher.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:53:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he's looking to "mix and match" different relievers in the eighth inning to give RP Kelvin Herrera a chance to pitch in lower-leverage situations. RPs Aaron Crow, Tim Collins, Luke Hochevar or even Bruce Chen could become the primary setup man to RP Greg Holland while Herrera works on some things. Herrera allowed a game-winning homer Sunday, May 19, and it was his eighth homer allowed in his last 14 innings.
Fantasy Tip: There's no telling who might emerge as the new eighth-inning setup man, or if Herrera will get the job back rather quickly. Herrera can be dropped now in most leagues as Holland's primary handcuff while he works out his problems in allowing the long ball.
Tue, 07 May 2013 13:28:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he'll choose between RPs Aaron Crow and Luke Hochevar for a save situation Tuesday, May 7, with RP Greg Holland being rested.
Fantasy Tip: Holland threw each of the last two nights, culminating in 27 offerings in his blown save last night. Crow and Kelvin Herrera haven't been pitching well, either, so Holland doesn't appear to be in any imminent danger of losing his job right now. If you own Crow, get him into your lineup, but don't make a dash to pick up Crow or Herrera unless you're in a deep AL league and are scouring for potential save sources.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:51:48 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar made his first outing in relief Friday, March 15, and tossed two perfect innings.
Fantasy Tip: Hochevar may prove more effective in short bursts in relief. It remains to be seen. It's also entirely impossible that he moves back to the bullpen if Bruce Chen faulters. It's never wise to completely give up on talent like this completely.