Luke Hochevar was moved to the bullpen last season and posted a 5-2 record.
Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) -
Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com.
Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow during Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI taken Tuesday revealed a sprain in Hochevar's right elbow, and the team expected him to be out until at least late May.
The right-hander will now miss all of the 2014 season.
Hochevar was moved to the bullpen last season and posted a 5-2 record with a 1.92 earned run average over 58 appearances, but expected to compete for the fifth spot in the Royals starting rotation.
Syndergaard giving the Mets something to believe in
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
There is a sign inside the main offices of the Sports Network that reads, "We didn't expect to be this good this fast".
You have to think the New York Mets are muttering the same thing down in Port St. Lucie, FL, these days when watching 21-year-old flamethrower Noah Syndergaard.
There's always a player who makes a name for himself in the spring. Miami took a chance last season on a 20-year-old named Jose Fernandez, who was more than up to the task and walked away with an NL Rookie of the Year and was among the finalists for a Cy Young.