March 13, 2013 11:29 AM

Royals shift pitcher Luke Hochevar to bullpen duty

Right-hander Luke Hochevar, eternally inconsistent as a starter, is shifting, at least temporarily, to the Royals’ bullpen. Manager Ned Yost announced the move Wednesday morning. The decision leaves Bruce Chen and Luis Mendoza as the primary competitors for the fifth spot in the rotation.

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