Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 weeks ago

Hosmer went 2-for-5 with his first homer of the year and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Hosmer's getting off to a nice start after disappointing fantasy owners mightily last season with just nine homers and a .716 OPS. He's still only 24 years old, so he has time to break out yet, but it's questionable whether Hosmer will ever develop enough power to be a particularly viable fantasy option at first base.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 weeks ago

Hosmer went 1-for-5 with a RBI and a strikeout in Monday's game against the White Sox.

He slotted in as the cleanup hitter in Kansas City's first game of the season and will probably remain in that spot in the order for most, if not all of 2015. The Royals face Jose Quintana and the White Sox again Wednesday, but Hosmer has just six hits in 35 career plate appearances against Quintana, so he's not a great play in daily leagues.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 2 months ago

Hosmer has agreed to a two-year, $13.9 million dollar deal with the Royals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.The Royals avoided arbitration with Hosmer to keep their first baseman in Kansas City. Hosmer is eligible for one more year of arbitration, but won't be a free agent until after the 2017 season.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 6 months ago

Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.

Hosmer's sixth-inning RBI put the Royals up 3-0 at the time and after giving up two runs in the bottom of the inning, they held the Giants scoreless from there on out to take a 2-1 series lead. While the hit Thursday was a big one, Hosmer is just 1-for-10 in the series.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 7 months ago

Hosmer continued his late-season hot streak Thursday against the White Sox, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI.

He's hit in seven straight, notching multiple base knocks in five of those games. And although he still hasn't been hitting many home runs (Thursday's was his first since Sept. 14), Hosmer has rapped out five doubles over the course of this streak. It's not going to be enough to endear him to fantasy owners for next year, though.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 7 months ago

Hosmer is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Manager Ned Yost decided that with lefty Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox, it was an optimal time to give Hosmer a day off. He's been in the lineup for each of the Royals' 15 games since being activated from the DL on Sept. 1, batting .264/.339/.472 during that time.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 7 months ago

Hosmer was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a losing cause against the Red Sox on Friday night.

His seventh home run was the first Royals hit to leave the yard in a week (the only other home run over that span was of the inside-the park variety hit by Lorenzo Cain). The Royals have struggled to score runs and are last in the American League in long balls so they really need to execute when they put men on base.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 7 months ago

Hosmer had a strong day at the dish Monday, going 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI.

Things had been slow for Hosmer offensively since coming off the disabled list at the start of the month, as the first baseman was hitting just .190 since his activation. The multi-hit game was his first since July 18, and brought his average up to .267 for the season.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 8 months ago

Hosmer is in the lineup upon his return to the Royals on Monday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

After resting nearly a month due to a stress fracture in his left hand, Hosmer will bat third and take on left field against the Rangers. In two rehab games at Triple-A Omaha, he belted a home run in 10 at-bats.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 8 months ago

Hosmer (hand) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday and is in the starting lineup, Josh Vernier of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Hosmer will rejoin the club Monday with the expanding of the rosters as the calendar flips to September. He may rejoin the lineup Monday night, but may not have guaranteed playing time in September given the moves the Royals made while he was out.