March 5, 2014 10:04 AM

Royals hope reliever Luke Hochevar can return from elbow injury by the end of May

The Royals have shut down pitcher Luke Hochevar after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Hochevar will receive two to three weeks to rest, recover and, the team hopes, avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Related content