May 30, 2010
Monday through Thursday: at Kansas City Royals Friday through Sunday: at Seattle Mariners The Angels cleared out of their stadium for two weeks to accommodate two U2 concerts, since postponed because of Bono's emergency back surgery. It's too late to change the schedule, so the Angels start their long march — 14 games in 14 days — in Kansas City, where defending Cy Young winner Zack Greinke is 1-5 with a 3.57 ERA. The run support in Kansas City goes to Luke Hochevar , who is 5-2 with a 4.95 ERA. The Royals have scored more than four runs in six of Hochevar's starts and two of Greinke's.
June 7, 2009 |
Kansas City 6, at Toronto 2: Luke Hochevar pitched a season-high 6 2/3 innings, Willie Bloomquist hit a three-run triple and the Royals ended an eight-game losing streak. Mark Teahen homered and drove in three runs for Kansas City. at Boston 8, Texas 1: Jon Lester retired the first 19 batters he faced and finished with a two-hitter, and David Oritz homered for the Red Sox.
June 7, 2006 |
This was the easy part. The Kansas City Royals selected Luke Hochevar with the first pick in Tuesday's amateur baseball draft, 39 spots above where the Dodgers had taken the right-hander from the University of Tennessee one year ago. Now the Royals must try to sign Hochevar, a potentially worrisome proposition considering the prospect's holdout history and the fact that agent Scott Boras said he would seek a contract similar to the $5.
September 10, 2005 |
Luke Hochevar, the Dodgers' first pick in the June draft, and agent Scott Boras apparently now believe the Dodgers are not to blame for the events that led to Hochevar's agreeing to and then reneging on a $2.98-million signing bonus. Boras apparently holds agent Matt Sosnick responsible, and spoke late Thursday night with scouting director Logan White in an attempt to renew negotiations for the University of Tennessee right-hander. Over a seven-hour period on the night of Sept.
September 9, 2005 |
The Dodgers hold a document they believed had all but completed their negotiations with Luke Hochevar, their first selection in the June draft, in a $2.98-million proposal that bears Hochevar's signature. It was delivered last Friday night, and promised a conclusion to 2 1/2 months of talks that ran unrestrained from stagnant to chaotic, pitting the Dodgers against agent Scott Boras, dragging along the Tennessee right-hander.
September 3, 2005 |
The suspense is over, but negotiations are not. Despite not talking to the Dodgers for several weeks, pitcher Luke Hochevar decided Friday to skip fall classes at Tennessee, giving the two sides several more months to come to terms. Hochevar, the first Dodger pick and 40th overall choice in the June draft, would be eligible to pitch for Tennessee by enrolling for the spring semester, so his decision did not give the Dodgers as much leverage as they expected.