Royals top draft pick Luke Hochevar has some stiffness in his right shoulder and will undergo an examination today to determine the reason.
Hochevar was the first overall pick of the 2006 draft. He quickly became the Royals top pitching prospect after signing a four-year deal worth $5.3 million in guaranteed money.
The right hander started six games for Class A Burlington and Class AA Wichita posting a 1-2 record with a 3.97 ERA. In 25 2/3 innings, Hochevar struck out 25 batters with five walks.