Royals to Go With Luke Hochevar in Season-Opener

7 years 6 months 20 hours ago Monday, March 21 2011 Mar 21, 2011 Monday, March 21, 2011 1:15:00 PM CDT March 21, 2011 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP)- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost says Luke Hochevar will start the season opener March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels.

Hochevar was 6-6 with a 4.81 earned run average in 18 games last year. He missed 2 1/2 months with a right elbow strain. Hochevar was the first player selected in the 2006 draft. Yost also said Monday that Jeff Francis, Kyle Davies and Bruce Chen, in order, would start the next three games in the opening series against the Angels.

The manager added that Vin Mazzaro would be the fifth starter.

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