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The Royals Luke Hochevar will miss first two months of the season

Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar likely will miss at least the first two months of the season because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow.



Hochevar, the first pick in the 2006 amateur draft, felt something unusual in the elbow during his next-to-last pitch Monday in a two-inning outing against the Chicago White Sox, according to manager Ned Yost.



The sprain was revealed in an MRI taken Tuesday.



Yost said Wednesday Hochevar won't throw for two-to-three weeks and "probably the best-case scenario" would be a return at the end of May or early June.



Hochevar was 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA and two saves in 58 relief appearances last year and was a candidate for the final rotation slot this season.

He is earning $5.21 million and is eligible for free agency after the season.

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