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Royals put Luke Hochevar in bullpen

Updated: March 13, 2013, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Kansas City Royals are sending former No. 1 overall draft pick Luke Hochevar to the bullpen after more than five seasons of shaky results in the starting rotation.

Manager Ned Yost announced the decision Wednesday. Hochevar had been competing with Bruce Chen, Will Smith and Luis Mendoza for the fifth spot in the Royals' revamped rotation his spring.

Drafted in 2006, Hochevar, who is scheduled to make $4.56 million this season, is 38-59 with a 5.39 ERA. He'll ...

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