Eric Hosmer 1B KC 21 Hrs

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 6 Days

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 10 Days

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 17 Days

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 17 Days

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.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 20 Days

Hosmer (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

X-rays taken earlier in the week on Hosmer's injured hand came back negative, and he is set to resume playing in games. The Royals have not announced when he will return to the big club, but with the team in the playoff hunt, and Hosmer indicating he wants to see around 20 at-bats, he is on track to be back with the Royals sometime next week.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 25 Days

Hosmer (hand) will undergo another X-ray Monday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Doctors will evaluate how far Hosmer has come along in his healing process from the stress fracture. If his hand checks out OK, Hosmer could soon begin a hitting program, with an eye on returning to the Royals in early- or mid-September.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 1 Month

Manager Ned Yost said Hosmer (hand) will not be cleared to swing for another week, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Hosmer underwent an X-ray Thursday which apparently showed he hadn't sufficiently recovered enough to resume baseball activities. The first baseman was first given a three-to-six week recovery timetable upon his placement on the DL, but at this point, it seems things could be trending toward the far end of that range.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 1 Month

Hosmer hopes to be able to begin swinging after undergoing an X-ray on his injured right hand on Thursday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

The results of the X-rays will determine whether Hosmer can commence hitting. He is hopeful to return within the 3-to-6 week timetable originally announced when the fracture was discovered on July 31, and Thursday's results will go a long way in determining a new timetable. The Royals just traded for Josh Willingham from the Twins, who will presumably slot in at DH for as long as Hosmer is out, with Billy Butler continuing to man first base.

Eric Hosmer 1B KC 1 Month

Hosmer (hand) will be held out of baseball activities for at least two weeks, the Associated Press reports.

The dead period with regards to baseball activities makes sense, as the Royals previously indicated that Hosmer will have another set of X-rays in approximately two weeks to determine the extent of his healing.