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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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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

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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

Eric Hosmer (hand) isn't expected to return to the Royals' lineup until at least Thursday.

Hosmer missed a second straight game Tuesday with a bruised right hand, and he's expected to sit out Wednesday, as well. The first baseman suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Sunday and the Royals don't want the ailment to linger. "That’s why I’m hoping this doesn’t linger," manager Ned Yost said. "Give him a couple days now. It might save him. Instead of battling through it, and it affecting him for three weeks, instead of a week. Get it to where it’s manageable."
Jul 23 - 10:33 AM

Eric Hosmer was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a right hand contusion.

Hosmer was hit by a pitch on Sunday and remains sore. He doesn't have any broken bones, though, and should be considered day-to-day. Billy Butler is playing first base Monday, while Salvador Perez is in the DH spot.
Jul 21 - 7:22 PM

Eric Hosmer had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI.

He also came around to score a run in the contest. While the young slugger has once again been a tremendous disappointment from a fantasy standpoint, he has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks and is now slashing .272/.318/.387 with six homers and 44 RBI.
Jul 19 - 12:45 AM

Eric Hosmer had a nice night at the dish in Friday’s loss to the Tigers, going 3-for-4 with a double and the team’s lone run scored.

Hosmer came around to score on an RBI single by Salvador Perez in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the team’s offense against Anibal Sanchez. He has once again been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season, slashing .268/.316/.382 with six homers and 41 RBI.
Jul 11 - 11:12 PM

Eric Hosmer singled and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats as the Royals were crushed by the Tigers on Thursday.

If there was a positive to take away from a 16-4 loss for the Royals, it's that Hosmer appears to be coming to life. He is now on a 10-game hitting streak and has homered in back-to-back games. He went deep off of Drew Smyly in the seventh inning, helping chase the lefty from the contest. Hosmer's slash line is up to .263/.312/.375 with six home runs and 41 RBI.
Jul 11 - 12:00 AM

Eric Hosmer hit a rare homer and walked three times Wednesday against the Rays.

Maybe Hosmer's ugly start is finally over: he's 13-for-31 so far this month and he's delivered extra-base hits in four straight games. He also has a 3/7 K/BB ratio so far in July after coming in at 23/6 and 24/6 in May and June, respectively.
Jul 9 - 10:51 PM

Eric Hosmer went 4-for-4 in the Royals' loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Hosmer only had 22 hits the entire month of June and he never had more than two in a game, so July is already shaping up to be better times for the first baseman. All four of the hits were singles, unfortunately, and the Royals were only able to push across one run against Ricky Nolasco and company. Hosmer is hitting just .254/.295/.351 on the year.
Jul 1 - 11:45 PM

Eric Hosmer broke out of a 3-for-30 slide with a two-hit night against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Normally a date with Clayton Kershaw would be the last thing a slumping hitter would want, but Hosmer got to Kershaw for two of his six hits allowed. Unfortunately for Hosmer and the Royals, all six hits were singles as Kershaw blanked the Royals over eight innings. It's been a frustrating year for the 24-year-old, who's hitting just .252/.289/.355 with four home runs.
Jun 24 - 11:26 PM

Eric Hosmer went 0-for-4 as the Royals' No. 2 hitter on Monday and is in a 3-for-30 slump.

Each time we think Hosmer has bottomed out, he figures out a new way to go lower. He's not hitting for power, he's not hitting for average and he's not walking at all (10 straight games without a BB). If he were the Hosmer of 2013, we'd applaud Ned Yost for batting him second. Right now, though, he's a liability.
Jun 24 - 12:15 AM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Hosmer has now driven in eight runs and scored four runs in his last five games. After hitting one homer in his first 61 games, Hosmer now has three in his last seven. The stretch has raised his season line to .263/.305/.381.
Jun 15 - 6:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar