Luke Hochevar placed on D.L.; Brooks Pounders recalled from Omaha

The Kansas City Royals announced today that right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome), which is retroactive to July 25. Hochevar will be eligible for reinstatement on August 9. To take Hochevar's place on the roster, the Royals have recalled right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from Omaha (AAA). He will be in uniform (#62) for tonight's game with the Texas Rangers.

Pounders, 25, made his Major League debut on July 5 and pitched in three games with the club earlier this month. He's posted a 5-1 record and a 2.82 ERA in 22 appearances and seven starts with the Storm Chasers this season.