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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Eric Hosmer ended Sunday's game against the Twins by hitting a walk-off double to score Lorenzo Cain.
Cain reached on a walk to start the ninth. After a pitching change, Hosmer delivered a double against Twins reliever Aaron Thompson to bring his teammate home and end the festivities. He also walked once to finish 1-for-3. Hosmer recently missed three games with a sprain of the left ring finger, but the injury was not of the major variety and he should be fine moving forward. The 25-year-old first baseman is slashing .287/.354/.437 with eight homers and 41 RBI this season. Jul 5 - 4:53 PM

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Eric Hosmer (finger) singled and drew a walk in four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Hosmer had missed the last three games with a minor left ring finger sprain. He should be fine.
Jul 3 - 8:51 AM

Eric Hosmer (finger) took some soft-toss swings on Wednesday.

Hosmer remains out of the lineup, but he's working toward a return in the coming days. The first baseman also planned to play catch and field some grounders before Wednesday's game. The left ring finger sprain is still day-to-day at this point.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

Eric Hosmer (finger) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Thursday.

Hosmer is nursing a sprain of his left ring finger. He had to be pinch-hit for on Sunday due to the ailment and will not play in the series versus the Astros that runs through Wednesday. The disabled list doesn't appear to be under consideration at this point. Kendrys Morales will handle first base until Hosmer is ready.
Jun 29 - 6:23 PM

Eric Hosmer (finger) is expected to miss the next few games.

Hosmer is dealing with a mild sprain of his left ring finger. He was able to start Sunday's game in the designated hitter spot but had to be removed late for a pinch-hitter. It doesn't sound like the disabled list is under consideration at this point, but it appears we won't see him again until later on in the week.
Jun 29 - 5:02 PM

Eric Hosmer is nursing a mild sprain of his left ring finger.

It's not keeping him from playing, but he will be used in the designated hitter spot rather than at first base Sunday, flip-flopping with Kendrys Morales. The ailment doesn't seem to affect Hosmer at the plate, so fantasy owners shouldn't have second thoughts about using him.
Jun 28 - 2:52 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against the A's on Saturday.

The multi-hit game was his fifth in his last nine contests. Hosmer now has four steals to go with a .294/.358/.450 line, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Jun 27 - 7:10 PM

Eric Hosmer was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

It was his eighth home run of the season and his first since way back on May 14. This has been a quiet month for the AL's leading vote-getter at first base, but he still has a solid .300/.368/.475 batting line on the season.
Jun 20 - 12:19 AM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day off for Hosmer against opposing southpaw Tyler Lyons. Kendrys Morales is starting at first base in his place, with the Royals sans a designated hitter for the weekend.
Jun 13 - 3:07 PM

Eric Hosmer had an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Hosmer's RBI single in the bottom of the third inning gave the Royals a brief lead, but it was the only run they would be able to push across against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco. Hosmer now has 32 RBI to put him among the league leaders in the AL. The first baseman owns a .301/.376/.500 line overall.
Jun 3 - 12:32 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Hosmer also walked twice, reaching base four times in the win. The first baseman is now second in the American League with 27 RBI, and he's got a nine-game hitting streak going. The good stretch has his overall line up to .326/.401/.566.
May 13 - 12:21 AM

Eric Hosmer blasted a three-run home run on Thursday, powering the Royals to a 7-4 victory over the Indians.

Hosmer's three-run blast capped a four-run first inning against Indians ace Corey Kluber and put the Royals on top to stay. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now slashing an impressive .315/.394/.550 with five homers and 23 RBI on the season.
May 7 - 8:26 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Royals' 5-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Hosmer blasted a three-run homer in the first inning, his fourth homer of the year, before adding an RBI triple in the eighth. Hosmer's 19 RBI ranks him among the league leaders in the category, and he's hitting .320/.400/.540 overall.
May 5 - 10:54 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer off Danny Salazar in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

It was Hosmer's second homer, the first coming in the Royals' second game of the season on Apr. 8. He ended up 5-for-13 in the series against the Indians, raising his average to .313.
Apr 29 - 10:40 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 and doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th as the Royals edged the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday.

Hosmer's second double of the game plated Jarrod Dyson. He had just one double and three extra-base hits for the season coming into this one. He has, however, been a great on-base guy with a .339 average and 11 walks in 59 at-bats. Last year, he walked 35 times in 503 at-bats.
Apr 24 - 12:45 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brandon Finnegan
10Brian Flynn
11Tim Collins