Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar was placed on the paternity list, and will be allowed to miss up to three games while he awaits the birth of his first child. He must return by Aug. 28. In 44 games, Hochevar has a 1.93 ERA and 0.89. The Royals called up Will Smith. This will be his seventh time with the big league club this season. In eight appearances for the Royals, including one start, he has a 3.27 Major League ERA.