Eric Hosmer 1B KC 6 days ago

Hosmer is not in the lineup Thursday against Baltimore, Josh Vernier of 610 AM in Kansas City reports.

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Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer went 4-for-4 with three singles and a double in a 3-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The 25-year-old first baseman did not come around to score, as the Royals left him stranded all four times he reached base. Still, his batting average now rests at .292 after Friday's performance, and while Hosmer has never been known for his power numbers, he's slugging a respectable .438 with 27 extra-base hits on the season.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer (finger) is back in the lineup Thursday, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

After sitting out the entire series against Houston, Hosmer will return to action Thursday as the Royals kick off a series against Minnesota. Hosmer will bat fourth and man first base.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer (finger) took soft toss swings, played catch and fielded grounders Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

Hosmer continues to be held out while recovering from a sprained left ring finger. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to the lineup, but at this point it seems unlikely he plays Thursday against Minnesota.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer (finger), who is not in Monday's lineup, is not expected to play in the Royals' current series against the Astros, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

Hosmer is dealing with a sprained left ring finger, and it appears the team will opt to rest him for a few days in hopes of alleviating the issue. The three-game set in Houston concludes Wednesday night before the Royals return home to host the Twins for a four-game series beginning Thursday.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday that Hosmer (finger) will likely be held out of the lineup Monday against the Astros, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Hosmer left Sunday's game against the A's due to a sprained left ring finger, even though he was only serving as DH. It isn't a great sign that he's already expected to miss at least one game, but Royals manager Ned Yost didn't say anything about a potential long-term absence.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer left Sunday's game due to the sprained left ring finger injury he's been playing through, the Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals started Hosmer at DH Sunday to give him some rest, but he apparently couldn't play effectively through the injury, so Cain was used despite dealing with a sore hamstring injury of his own that he suffered in Saturday's game.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

After being listed in the Royals' initial lineup at first base, Hosmer will instead serve as the designated hitter during Sunday's game against the Athletics, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Hosmer's reportedly dealing with a mildly sprained ring finger on his left hand.

For the purposes of those fielding daily lineups, the change doesn't matter much, as Hosmer will still occupy the fourth spot in the Royals order while Kendrys Morales takes over at first base. All indications are that Hosmer's injury is a minor one, so it's not expected to have much of an impact on his overall performance. Hosmer is batting .294 with eight homers and 40 RBI this season.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

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

After a decent start in the power department, Hosmer had gone 28 games without a home run entering Friday's game. While he may never develop into a classic power-hitting first baseman, Hosmer's .300 batting average, 38 runs scored and 38 RBI illustrate his value as a well-rounded fantasy contributor.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 3 months ago

Hosmer is out of the lineup for Saturday's interleague game against the Cardinals, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

One of Hosmer or Kendrys Morales had to hit the bench without the DH spot in the lineup, and it will be Hosmer for Saturday (Morales missed Friday's game). There's no guarantee Hosmer will be back for Sunday as Morales could get another start at first base, so double check before adding him.