DETROIT -- Manager Ned Yost on Sunday named veteran lefty Bruce Chen as his starter for the first game back from the All-Star break on Friday, when the Royals open a three-game set against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
It will be Chen's 19th start of the season, which leads the Royals. Chen will be making his first appearance of the season against the White Sox, a team he went 3-1 against with a 1.89 ERA last year in five starts.
Right-hander Luke Hochevar will start on Saturday. Hochevar threw a full side session Sunday morning and reported no issues with his sprained right ankle.
Right-hander Luis Mendoza will close out the series next Sunday.