As expected the Royals have activated reliever Luke Hochevar from the disabled list, completing the former No. 1 overall pick’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery.
It’ll be interesting to see what role manager Ned Yost has in mind for Hochevar initially, because the Royals’ bullpen is insanely good and ridiculously deep right now and Hochevar hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since 2013.
He was great then, throwing 70 innings with a 1.92 ERA and 82/17 K/BB ratio after moving from the rotation to the bullpen for the first time.
To make room on the roster the Royals optioned left-hander Brandon Finnegan back to Double-A.