Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar, diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament earlier this week, will have reconstructive surgery to repair the ligament and thus will miss the entire season, according to manager Ned Yost.
All eyes will be on undefeated Wichita State at the MVC Tournament, but there are seven other teams still in the hunt that would love a chance to dance in Bracketville. Nate Latsch previews Friday's quarterfinal matchups.
Wichita State in the Missouri Valley Conference just plain makes sense. Geographically. Competitively. Logically. But as the roulette wheel that is conference realignment continues to turn, no team is safe.