Hochevar was the only Royals player that filed. The Kansas City Royals had already decided to give Luke Hochevar another chance. Pitcher Luke Hochevar was pleased with the one-year, $4,560,000 contract that he agreed to with the Royals on Friday. Hochevar arrived in Kansas City on Friday afternoon to take part in the Royals' FanFest on Saturday at the Overland Park Convention Center. The increase of $1.05 million comes after Hochevar compiled an 8-16 record second-most losses in the Majors and a 5.73 ERA in 32 starts. The Royals also signed Jeremy Guthrie to a $25 million, three-year deal. The Royals were aggressive this offseason in rebuilding their starting rotation, trading with the Los Angeles Angels for Ervin Santana and his $13 million contract, and then making a blockbuster deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to acquire James Shields and Wade Davis.