The worst fears have been confirmed for Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar. With the right-hander already shut down with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, manager Ned Yost confirmed on Friday that Hochevar would have Tommy John surgery to repair that elbow ligament. The news was tweeted by Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery, Yost says.Earlier this week, SIA's Devin Pangaro reported on the news that Hochevar was due to be out until at least the end of May. It had been hoped that rest would be enough to mend the tear, but it has obviously already been decided that isn't a realistic course of action. McCullough suggested earlier on Friday morning that Yost was already expecting bad news to emerge after Hochevar had a second opinion from Dr Neal ElAttrache on Thursday.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 7, 2014
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