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35 Eric Hosmer 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 10/24/1989 | Birthplace: South Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 69/7 | Average Draft Position: 79.68
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Eric Hosmer cleared to swing a bat


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) After undergoing an X-ray on his injured hand, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to swing a bat, according to the Kansas City Star on Monday. Hosmer has been sidelined since July 31 with the injury. He is targeting a minor-league rehab assignment in approximately a week.

Eric Hosmer scheduled for X-ray Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will undergo another X-ray on his injured hand Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Hosmer hopes that the results of the X-ray will allow him to be cleared to begin his hitting program. He has been sidelined since July 31 with the hand injury.


Eric Hosmer could go for an X-ray Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer could go for another X-ray Thursday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer was expected to be pushed back longer after last week's X-ray didn't show the improvement the team wanted. Hosmer was expected to wait until the team's next homestand to have his next X-ray. He's been out since July 31 with a hand injury.


Eric Hosmer pushed back 10 days


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer won't have another X-ray on his hand for 10 days, according to the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer had an X-ray Thursday, and the team decided to give him another week to recover. It appears he won't receive another X-ray until after the team's road trip, which will push him back an additional three days. Hosmer is attempting to return from a hand injury. He hasn't played since July 31. 


Eric Hosmer will not be cleared to swing for another week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will not be cleared to swing a bat for at least another week, according to the Kansas City Star

Hosmer was set to have X-rays on his hand Thursday. If all went well, he would have been cleared to swing a bat. Instead, Hosmer will need to wait another week before attempting to swing. He's been out since July 31 with the injury. 


Eric Hosmer to have X-rays Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will undergo X-rays on his injured hand on Thursday, according to the Kansas City Star. Depending on the results of the exam, Hosmer could be cleared to resume swinging a bat.

"All they've basically told me about is Thursday," Hosmer said. "And then I guess after that, whatever the results are, they're going to let me know."


Eric Hosmer likely out 3-4 weeks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a fractured third metacarpal on his right hand, an injury he aggravated Thursday on a checked swing. Fortunately, as manager Ned Yost told MLB.com Friday, Hosmer's injury could have been worse.

"It's a non-displaced stress fracture," Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday. "That means it doesn't need to be casted, doesn't need surgery; just needs time to heal. He's a pretty quick healer, but it's probably going to be a 3-4 week ordeal."

Hosmer will continue to travel with the team while receiving treatment, and it is not yet clear if he will require a minor-league rehab assignment once the injury heals.

"When we get there, we'll figure that out," Yost said. "For now, we just want to get him healed up."


Eric Hosmer hits DL, but will not require surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) The Royals officially placed first baseman Eric Hosmer on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, after he suffered a stress fracture on his right hand.

Hosmer is expected to miss between three and six weeks as a result of the injury, but received good news prior to being placed on the DL. A C-T scan taken on the hand revealed nothing unexpected, which allowed the team to rule out surgery, according to the Kansas City Star


Eric Hosmer to miss 3-6 weeks with broken hand


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) 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
(7/29/2014) 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
(7/27/2014) 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
(7/26/2014) 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
(7/25/2014) 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 out with hand injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was not in the lineup Thursday after being removed Wednesday with a hand problem. Hosmer had "decreased grip strength," according to the Kansas City Star.

It's not clear when he'll return to the lineup.


Eric Hosmer leaves with 'decreased grip strength' Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Royals pitcher Eric Hosmer left Wednesday's game due to "decreased grip strength in his hand," according to the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer received three plate appearances during the game before being pulled in the eighth inning. He's been dealing with a hand issue all week. Hosmer took a pitch off the hand Sunday against Jon Lester, and hadn't been in the lineup until Wednesday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with the injury.


Eric Hosmer leaves after two at-bats Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer left Wednesday's game after just two at-bats.

Hosmer was dealing with a hand injury prior to the game, but managed to talk his way into the lineup. The club has not announced why Hosmer was pulled from the game, but that could be in play. Hosmer finished the game 0 for 2, with an RBI. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.


Eric Hosmer finds his way back into Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Despite earlier reports to the contrary and an ailing hand, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been placed in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Hosmer, who had been sidelined since getting hit in the hand by a Jon Lester pitch Sunday, has expressed concern about his ability to maximize his power potential at the plate.


Report: Eric Hosmer won't play Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer appears destined to miss his third straight game Wednesday against the White Sox. Ned Yost had doubted he would play at all in the series, according to the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer, who has been out since getting hit in the hand by a Jon Lester pitch Sunday, owns a 16-game hitting streak in which he has hit .413.

"If it was just pain, I could tolerate it," Hosmer said. "But when I grip it and try to use max strength, it just shuts down."


Royals to hold Eric Hosmer out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will be held out of Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox, MLB.com reports.

"It's definitely better," manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday's game. "He wanted to try to push it today, but he still has some weakness in his hand."

Hosmer has an active 16-game hitting streak, but the team is looking to rest him for a few days in hopes that the hand injury doesn't linger. He has hit .272/.319/.385 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 397 at-bats.


Hand issue keeps Eric Hosmer out for second straight game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer missed his second start in a row Tuesday against the White Sox, as he deals with a hand injury. Hosmer suffered the injury Sunday, and is considered day to day at this point.

Eric Hosmer scratched with hand issue Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been scratched from the starting lineup Monday due to his hand injury from Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Hosmer is riding a 16-game hitting streak that dates back to June 30. He has hit .272/.319/.385 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 397 at-bats. Billy Butler will take over at first base Monday, with Salvador Perez serving as the designated hitter.


Eric Hosmer showing signs of a resurgence?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/15/2014) So far, the first few months of 2014 have gone for Eric Hosmer about like the first few months of 2013 did: with him shaping up to be one of the biggest disappointments in Fantasy. It started out well enough with him hitting .301 in April, but as we waited for the power to show up, his batting average gradually sank to the .250 range.

Things have picked up in July, though. He has hit safely in all 12 of the Royals' games for the month, batting .426 (20 for 47) with two home runs. It's not enough to right every wrong, but it's a start. And it's especially encouraging given that he had a similar turnaround last season. It came a month earlier, but from June 1 to the end of the season, he hit .318 with 16 home runs and an .862 OPS -- elite numbers, basically.

The most encouraging part? He has seven walks to just four strikeouts so far in July. When at his best, he doesn't strike out much, which certainly wasn't the case in May, when he had 23 strikeouts to six walks, or June, when he had 24 strikeouts to six walks. Maybe he was as discouraged by the lack of power in April as everyone else and began trying a little too hard to correct it.

Whatever the case, I have a hunch he's in for a big second half. He's done it before, after all.


Eric Hosmer gearing up for another second-half run?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer finally seems to be hitting his stride offensively. He's hit safely in 12 July games and carries a 13-game hitting streak into the second half.

Hosmer is batting .412 (21 for 51) with two home runs, five doubles, seven RBI, eight runs, eight walks and one stolen base during his hitting streak. His batting average has increased from .246 to .268 in his last 13 games.

This appears to be the time of year Hosmer heats up since he has a career .310/.367/.475/.842 slash line in July. His second-half career slash line is .293/.348/.442/.791. In the second half last season, Hosmer hit .323 with a .379 on-base percentage, .473 slugging percentage, .852 OPS, eight home runs, 16 doubles and 39 RBI in 69 games.


Eric Hosmer homers, reaches four times in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer reached base four times Wednesday, in a 5-4 win over the Rays.

Hosmer extended his hitting streak to nine games by going 1 for 2 with a home run, but he did extra damage without swinging the bat. Hosmer walked four times and scored twice in the win.

Hosmer has struggled through the first half of the season, but is hitting .400 with eight walks over his last nine games. He is hitting .260/.310/.366 in 369 at-bats overall.  


Manager: Eric Hosmer has 'power surge' on horizon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Ned Yost has no crystal ball, but he sees some home runs coming off the bat of Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer in the near future.

"The timing is starting to get there," Yost told MLB Network Radio. "I think we're gonna see a real power surge from him in the weeks to come."

Hosmer hasn't had a power surge this season aside from a three-homer explosion during one week in early June. He has not gone yard since over a period of 20 games. The result is a disappointing slugging percentage of .353, though he does own a seven-game hitting streak in which he is 11 for 29.