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Royals re-sign Luke Hochevar to two-year deal

The right-hander coming off Tommy John surgery signs for $10 million

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The Royals have re-signed right-handed reliever Luke Hochevar to a two-year $10 million contract reports Jon Heyman. Hochevar missed the entire 2014 season after going through Tommy John surgery but it expected to be ready for the start of next season. Hochevar, the only number one overall draft pick in Royals history, was selected by the Royals in 2006. After struggling for five years as a starter, Hochevar had a career year in 2013 as a reliever. That season he threw 70 1/3 innings with a 1.92 ERA (2.96 FIP) and 10.5 strikeouts-per-nine innings. Overall with the Royals, Hochevar has pitched in 190 games in seven seasons with a 5.10 ERA.

The 31-year old rejoins a pen that is considered one of the best in the league that recently brought back Jason Frasor back in the fold. Those two join Greg Holland, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Tim Collins, and Louis Coleman in the Royals pen.