Hochevar, Royals agree to two-year deal

FILE - In a Sept 3, 2013, file photo Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Luke Hochevar delivers to a Seattle Mariners batter at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press Wednesdday Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, file)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press.

Hochevar will make $4.5 million this season and $5.5 million for the 2016 season, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because Hochevar must pass a physical to complete the agreement.

Hochevar missed last season after Tommy John surgery.

The former No. 1 overall draft pick struggled for years as a starting pitcher, going 11-11 with a 4.61 ERA in his best season. But when he was dynamic after shifting to the bullpen and went 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 2013.

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