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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Eric Hosmer hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
Hosmer hit the home run, his eighth of the season, off Joe Kelly in the second inning. He also walked twice in the game, reaching in three of four plate appearances. Hosmer has two homers in his last three games and is looking to finish strong in what's been largely a lost year for the 24-year-old. Sep 14 - 6:53 PM

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Eric Hosmer blasted a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Hosmer took opposing starter Allen Webster deep in the fourth inning, pulling the Royals to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they'd get. The 24-year-old slugger left the yard for just the seventh time this season, and is now hitting .267/.312/.383 with 50 RBI.
Sep 13 - 12:20 AM

Eric Hosmer had an RBI single in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Hosmer's single in the third inning gave the Royals a 2-0 lead, and they would win by the same score. It was his only hit in three at-bats. The first baseman has 47 RBI to go with a .263/.308/.372 line. A popular breakout candidate before the season, it's been mostly a lost year for the 24-year-old.
Sep 7 - 5:11 PM

Royals activated 1B Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list.

Hosmer took about a month to heal a stress fracture in his right hand. The Royals are struggling for offense at the moment and need their talented first baseman to finally hit his stride over the final month of 2014.
Sep 1 - 2:08 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Hosmer began swinging a bat earlier this week and took batting practice Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list. The first baseman should only need a handful of rehab games before being activated, so a return next week is looking likely.
Aug 28 - 7:19 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) has been cleared to begin swinging a bat.

Hosmer underwent a follow-up MRI on the stress fracture in his right hand Monday and it showed significant healing. He is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment in about a week and should be back on the Royals' active roster before the middle of September.
Aug 25 - 3:54 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) hopes to be cleared to resume swinging a bat on Monday after undergoing another X-ray.

Royals manager Ned Yost said on Tuesday that Hosmer was likely another couple of weeks away from swinging a bat, but is appears he may have jumped the gun. The first baseman has been on the shelf since late July with a stress fracture in his right hand and is likely a few weeks away from a return even if he gains clearance on Monday.
Aug 24 - 12:21 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that Eric Hosmer (hand) is likely another couple of weeks away from swinging a bat.

Hosmer is dealing with a stress fracture in his hand and will need to show proper healing before picking up a bat. There's no clear timetable for his return, but it looks like the Royals will have to make due without him until late September.
Aug 19 - 12:02 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) could go for another X-ray on Thursday.

Hosmer originally hoped to get clearance to swing a bat last Thursday, but doctors told him to rest for another week. He'll hope for better news this time around. Either way, the Royals will likely have to make due without him until into September.
Aug 18 - 5:50 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Eric Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat for at least another week.

Hosmer hoped to receive clearance to do so after undergoing an X-ray on Thursday, but he's not quite ready yet. The 24-year-old is dealing with a stress fracture in his right hand and his return now appears likely to fall on the long end of the initial 4-6 week timetable, so mid-September might be most realistic at this point.
Aug 14 - 5:44 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) hopes to be cleared to resume swinging a bat after undergoing an X-ray Thursday.

Hosmer was placed on the disabled list earlier this month after a CT scan revealed a stress fracture in his right hand. "If it’s all healed up, then we start the hitting progression," Hosmer said. He was given a 4-6 week timetable to return and could conceivably be back during the shorter end of that projection if he gains clearance to swing Thursday.
Aug 11 - 10:20 PM

Royals placed 1B Eric Hosmer on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his right hand.

Hosmer received good news on Saturday when it was revealed that he was unlikely to require surgery. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and should be cleared to rejoin the Royals in the early part of September.
Aug 2 - 1:42 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) is expected to avoid surgery after a CT-scan revealed only a stress fracture.

His initial timetable of 4-6 weeks remains the best estimate for his return, but it does appear that he will be back with the Royals around early September, rather than missing the entire season. The Royals will continue to roll with Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez at first base while he recovers.
Aug 2 - 1:00 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) could be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The initial timetable floated was four weeks, but apparently Hosmer could be on the shelf even longer than that. The first baseman is dealing with a stress fracture in his right hand, an ailment that he originally suffered over a week ago but played with after initial X-rays didn't find anything. The Royals will go with a combination of Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez at first base while Hosmer is sidelined.
Aug 1 - 10:32 AM

Eric Hosmer could miss the next month of action with a stress fracture in his right hand.

Hosmer was hit in the hand by a pitch over a week ago and never fully recovered, necessitating more tests. Unfortunately, an X-ray revealed the bad news. Hosmer has batted a disappointing .267/.312/.377 this season, but he's heated up this month. The Royals will now likely be forced to play Billy Butler at first base.
Jul 31 - 11:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar