View Full Version : Royals Hochevar to get the start Sunday?

04-18-2008, 08:23 AM
Bale and Hochevar have been starting the same days, so this could work out nicely...



John Bale, P Friday 4/18, 7:51 AM CT

The Royals placed John Bale on the 15-day DL Thursday due to left shoulder fatigue, the Kansas City Star confirms. Bale reported a "dead arm" following his last start. Reliever Joel Peralta was called up to take his roster spot. Bale was scheduled to start this Sunday.

Our View: The Royals haven't said who will start on Sunday, but signs point to former No. 1 overall pick Luke Hochevar. If the prospect pitches well, Bale might not get his spot back.


keg in kc
04-18-2008, 08:26 AM
I didn't expect it for another month, but I don't think it would be a bad idea. He had a great spring training and he's gradually stretched the innings out in his minor league starts.

04-18-2008, 08:28 AM
"Shoulder fatigue"? In April?

04-18-2008, 08:29 AM
I'm going to be pretty elated if Peralta stays, and they release Nomo to callup Hochevar. hang it up Nomo, you're done.

04-18-2008, 08:30 AM
"Shoulder fatigue"? In April?

the Scott Elarton I suck so I'll act hurt injury? :shrug:

04-18-2008, 08:31 AM
Hochevar.... come on down!!!!

04-18-2008, 08:37 AM
Why not? He can't look any worse than Bale looked in his last couple of outings. He's gotta learn to pitch up here sometime, so bring him on, I say.

04-18-2008, 08:40 AM
So does Bale move to the pen, as middle relief after injury?

04-18-2008, 08:41 AM
might not hurt.. we could probably use another long-relief arm in the pen