Royals Place RP Luke Hochevar On Disabled List Due To Signs Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The Kansas City Royals were reportedly shopping relief pitcher Luke Hochevar before the MLB Trade Deadline, but that seems unlikely to happen now. The Royals have placed Hochevar on the disabled list, tanking his trade value.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is exactly what Mets starter Matt Harvey was diagnosed with earlier this season. Dodd reports Hochevar was feeling numbness in his fingers. 

Hochevar had recovered from Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss all of 2014 and this is a tough blow for him. Because he's going on the DL, it's highly unlikely the Royals will be able to move him. He has a $7 million mutual option that many expected him to turn down. 

Hochevar likely would have fetched a solid return if dealt, as he's one of the better set-up men in the game. If the Royals kept him, he was expected to continue to play a key role in the Royals' strong bullpen. 

There are various outcomes for players who have thoracic outlet syndrome, including the surgery Harvey is going. If Hochevar is diagnosed, there are concerns about being able to recover and return to his previous form. 

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