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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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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

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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

Eric Hosmer left Thursday's game versus the Twins after aggravating his right hand injury.

He's set to undergo X-rays. Hosmer was hit in the hand by a pitch over a week ago and still isn't right, so it seems likely that he has more than just a bruise. The results of the X-ray should be available later Thursday.
Jul 31 - 11:01 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.

Hosmer has missed four straight starts due to a bruised right hand, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat third against Trevor Bauer.
Jul 29 - 3:18 PM

For the second straight night, Eric Hosmer (hand) entered Friday's game as a defensive replacement.

Hosmer is dealing with a bruised right hand, and still hasn't been able to swing the bat. Expect it to be another day or two before he is able to return to the Royals starting lineup.
Jul 26 - 4:35 AM

Eric Hosmer entered Thursday's game as a defensive replacement.

Hosmer's bruised right hand leaves him unable to swing a bat at the moment, as he was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez. He could be limited to defensive work for a few more days.
Jul 25 - 4:16 AM

Eric Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat Thursday.

Hosmer got hit in the right hand by a pitch on Sunday before returning to the lineup Wednesday, but he was forced to make an early exit due to "decreased grip strength." He might have to miss a few days to get back to 100 percent.
Jul 24 - 5:35 PM

Eric Hosmer was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Cubs with "decreased grip strength in his hand."

That was the announcement from the Kansas City medical staff. Hosmer got hit by a pitch on Sunday and sat out Monday and Tuesday with what was called a right hand contusion. He obviously needs a little more rest.
Jul 23 - 5:07 PM

Eric Hosmer is back in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

Manager Ned Yost had indicated a desire to sit Hosmer until at least Thursday, but the first baseman has evidently talked his way back into the lineup a day early. Hosmer missed two games due to a bruised right hand, an ailment that was a result of a hit by pitch Sunday.
Jul 23 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Billy Butler
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar