Hochevar was injured on the second-to-last pitch of his first Cactus League outing on March 3 against the White Sox. He also had an elbow problem that kept him out 2 1/2 months in the 2010 season, but he came back without surgery that time.
Hochevar had hoped to return to the starting rotation this year after having a successful 2013 season pitching in relief. Now, he'll miss all of 2014.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.