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Hochevar scheduled for Tommy John surgery

Royals right-hander will undergo procedure on Tuesday in Los Angeles

Hochevar scheduled for Tommy John surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Luke Hochevar said he'll have his Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The surgeon for the procedure to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow will be Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

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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.

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