Luke Hochevar rejoins Royals after Tommy John surgery

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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.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Update: The makeup date has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 as part of a traditional doubleheader, the Pirates announced.

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in fourth place.