The Kansas City Royals put right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar on the 15-day Disabled List., retroactive to June 12, with a right elbow strain. The Royals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Anthony Lerew from Triple-A Omaha. Lerew is the scheduled starting pitcher for tomorrow night’s game against the Astros. To make room for Lerew on the Major League 40-man roster, the Royals also requested Unconditional Release Waivers on left-handed pitcher John Parrish.

The 27-year old Lerew was 5-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 14 appearances, including 11 starts, for Omaha. He made three appearances (two starts) for the Royals last September, posting a 0-1 record with a 4.05 ERA. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder is 0-3 with a 6.69 ERA in 14 career outings, including five starts, for the Braves (2005-07) and Royals (2009). He has yet to face Houston in his career.