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Luke Hochevar to make spring debut as Royals face Cleveland

Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar warms up before throwing to hitters during Tuesday's spring training workout for the Royals on March 3, 2015 in Surprise, Ariz.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar warms up before throwing to hitters during Tuesday's spring training workout for the Royals on March 3, 2015 in Surprise, Ariz. The Kansas City Star

This afternoon against Cleveland, Luke Hochevar will pitch his first Cactus League inning since tearing his ulnar collateral ligament last March. Hochevar hopes to make the Royals roster on Opening Day, but he may require some time on the disabled list as he returns from Tommy John surgery.

Here is the lineup as Danny Duffy faces the Indians:

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

3. Omar Infante, DH.

4. Salvador Perez, C.

5. Moises Sierra, RF.

6. Paulo Orlando, LF.

7. Matt Fields, 1B.

8. Christian Colon, 2B.

9. Ryan Jackson, 3B.

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