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What are the Royals’ current odds of making the postseason?

The Star will track the percentage chance of the Royals returning to the playoffs for a third straight year — something the franchise has not done since 1976-78. As the calendar pushes toward September and beyond, we’ll be keeping an eye on the projection models at Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and FiveThirtyEight.

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Reliever Luke Hochevar cheers on the Royals while recovering from surgery

Earlier this month, Royals relief pitcher Luke Hochevar underwent surgery to fix thoracic outlet syndrome, a neuogrnic issue caused by the compression of nerves near the neck and shoulder. He is set to return to spring training next year. In the meantime, all he can do is watch the Kansas City bullpen rise to the top in baseball with a different cast than the one that helped the Royals win the World Series last year.

Videos

Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Ned Yost on the Royals' winning attitude

Players Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain and manager Ned Yost discuss the Royals' winning attitude as they approach the final month of regular-season play.
John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Ned Yost on the Royals' winning attitude 3:27

Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Ned Yost on the Royals' winning attitude

Royals reliever Luke Hochevar says pain gone after arm surgery 3:05

Royals reliever Luke Hochevar says pain gone after arm surgery

Ian Kennedy on the Red Sox: 'It's a tough lineup' 1:07

Ian Kennedy on the Red Sox: 'It's a tough lineup'

Royals' Danny Duffy on latest win: 'Just battle' 1:38

Royals' Danny Duffy on latest win: 'Just battle'