|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||615.00||20.00||.285||84.00||80.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hand - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL|
|vs Minnesota||38||13||0|| .405|| .368|| .342|
|vs Correia (Career)||22||4||0|| .227||.280||.182|
|vs RHP||278||76||5|| .325|| .388|| .273|
|08/01/2014||Anthony Rendon, 3B WAS|
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
|Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|08/01/2014||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM|
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
Tyson Ross, SP SD
Matt Kemp, LF LAD
|Tim Lincecum, SP SF|
George Springer, RF HOU
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|08/01/2014||Mike Napoli, 1B BOS||Eric Hosmer, 1B KC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Eric Hosmer to miss 3-6 weeks with broken hand |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/31/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was forced out of Thursday's game against the Twins after re-aggravating his hand injury. He was sent for X-rays which revealed a stress fracture. He will land on the disabled list and will likely miss approximately 3-6 weeks moving forward, according to FOX Sports Kansas City and the Kansas City Star.
Hosmer first sustained the injury on a hit-by-pitch on July 20. He is hitting .267/.312/.377 with six homers and 46 RBI in 409 at-bats.
|Eric Hosmer hopes to pick up where he left off Tuesday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/29/14) A hand injury that has prevented Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer from earning an at-bat for nearly a week will not keep him out of the batter's box Tuesday against Minnesota. He's back in the lineup.
Hosmer, who sustained the injury on a hit-by-pitch on July 20, was on a roll before going down. He owned a 16-game hitting streak with six doubles and two home runs.
|Eric Hosmer not back in lineup Sunday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/27/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was held out of the starting lineup again Sunday against the Indians due to a hand injury. It was the fourth straight game he was not in the starting lineup.
|Eric Hosmer held out of starting lineup Saturday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/26/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was not in the lineup Saturday against the Indians because of a hand injury.
Hosmer has been held out of the lineup since Wednesday due to the ailment, but has entered as a defensive substitute in back-to-back games. He is hitting .271 with six homers and 45 RBI in 399 at-bats this season. His status remains uncertain for Sunday's series finale.
|Hand issue still keeping Eric Hosmer sidelined |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/25/14) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was out of the lineup for the second game in a row Friday against the Indians, as he continues to deal with a hand injury.
Hosmer has been out since leaving Wednesday's game due to ongoing issues with his hand, which have led to decreased grip strength. He remains day to day as a result of this issue.
|Eric Hosmer began 2013 much like his 2012 season ended -- with him struggling to regain the approach that made him a formidable presence as a rookie in 2011. Hosmer hit just .261 with a .333 slugging percentage, .653 OPS, one home run and 16 RBI through the first two months last season. Then, the baseball gods delivered Hosmer the jolt he needed. The Royals fired hitting coach Jack Maloof, replacing him with George Brett and Pedro Grifol. The duo simplified Hosmer's approach, sparking a turnaround. Hosmer would hit .318 with a .367 on-base percentage, .494 slugging percentage, .862 OPS, 16 home runs, 26 doubles, 63 RBI and 68 runs over his final 109 games. After averaging 11.1 Fantasy points through the first nine scoring periods, Hosmer averaged 21 Fantasy points over the final 17. Despite the sluggish start, Hosmer finished with career bests in batting average (.302), on-base percentage (.353), OPS (.801), RBI (79), doubles (34) and runs (86). He also finished as the seventh-highest scoring Fantasy first baseman. Hosmer might not fit the typical mold of what we envision for a high-end Fantasy first baseman because his home run totals are lacking, but he got the job done last season and should be an early round Fantasy pick in 2014.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/1/14||@ OAK||9:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
|8/2/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Jon Lester|
|8/3/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|8/5/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Wade Miley|
|8/6/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Josh Collmenter|
|8/7/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Vidal Nuno|
|8/8/14||SF||8:10 pm||Madison Bumgarner|