Ene. 17 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 HE22:49 GMT6:49 CST3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-The Royals have agreed to one-year deals with first baseman Eric Hosmer, right-hander Luke Hochevar and utility man Emilio Bonifacio to avoid going to arbitration. Analisis: Hochevar will make $5.21 million while being eligible for up to $400,000 in incentives after he flourished in the bullpen last season. The former starter was 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 58 games. He's made $4.56 million last year and will be a free agent after this season.
Mar. 13 12:01 PM PT1:01 PM MT2:01 PM CT3:01 PM ET15:01 HE19:01 GMT3:01 CST12:01 PM MST2:01 PM EST2:31 PM VEN23:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-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. Analisis: Hochevar, who is scheduled to make $4.56 million this season, is 38-59 with a 5.39 ERA. He'll operate as a long reliever and could work back into the rotation, though it's possible the Royals will seek to trade him or offer his release.