About anywhere but here Friday morning, a Royals follower might have heard the news about pitcher Luke Hochevar having to undergo Tommy John surgery and probably thought about the practical big-picture impact:
How will this affect the makeup of the Royals staff? And might Hochevar, under contract only for this season, have thrown his last pitch as a Royal?
There is time enough to sort out the latter, of course. And the Royals are deeply invested in sorting out their options on the first question.
By VAHE GREGORIAN. yesterday