Hochevar likely to start throwing in September

Hochevar likely to start throwing in September

KANSAS CITY -- Pitcher Luke Hochevar, out after undergoing Tommy John surgery during Spring Training, accompanied the Royals on their last road trip, and there he was the other day, in the outfield at Tropicana Field, throwing -- left-handed.

"It's not very pretty," Hochevar said. "I can throw a Frisbee left-handed, but that's about it."

Hochevar, of course, is a righty, but he won't be cleared to throw with that arm until September.

"Everything is good, I feel good, I'm cleared to do everything except throw. I can lift and do everything else, just not any high-intensity stuff," he said.

"I feel great. I feel good enough to throw, so that's a good thing. But I've still got a couple more months before I can start."

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.