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35 Eric Hosmer 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/225 | Birthdate: 10/24/1989 | Birthplace: South Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 98/90 | Average Draft Position: 165.49
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Royals 1B Eric Hosmer continues to torment Indians on Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has destroyed Cleveland pitching all season, but he really outdid himself Monday night.

Hosmer ripped a three-run homer in the first inning to launch the rout and singled in a run in the fifth. He added another single and finished with three runs scored.

He is now 16-for-41 against Indians pitching this year with four home runs and 17 RBI.


Royals' Kendrys Morales gives Eric Hosmer a day off


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, snapping a string of 21 straight starts.

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales moves to first base to give Hosmer a break. It's the seventh start Hosmer has missed this season, and Morales has started all of them.  


Royals' Eric Hosmer collects two hits, plates a run on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the 8-3 win over the Rays on Thursday. His first-inning double gave the Royals an early 1-0 lead. 

Hosmer has struggled so far in July, as he owns a .219 batting average in eight games this month.


Eric Hosmer hits walk-off double for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a walk-off double in Sunday's win over Minnesota. 

Hosmer went 1 for 3 with a walk. The double was his first extra base hit since June 19. He's hit .200 since then. 


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer returns from three-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Twins after missing three starts due to a finger injury. 

Hosmer said he is still not 100 percent, but he felt good enough after taking swings prior to Thursday's game.

Hosmer is batting .267 with one home run, two doubles, nine RBI, 10 runs, five walks, 16 strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 24 games.


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer still sitting with finger injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Astros. Hosmer is nursing a finger injury he sustained on Sunday, and he is now missing his third straight game with the injury.


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) to be sidelined a few games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) A left ring finger injury sustained Sunday will keep Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer sidelined for a few days, per the Kansas City Star.

Hosmer has started all but three games at that position this season and has been out of the lineup just twice - both in National League parks.

His absence will be felt. Hosmer owns a fine slash line of .290/.354/.445 and is on pace to shatter his single-season RBI record.

"It's actually feeling better, his hand was swollen up pretty bad yesterday, but a lot of the swelling has gone down," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "Going to be a couple of days with him... I don't really anticipate him being available for this series."


Royals Hosmer, Escobar leave Sunday's game with injuries


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Royals infielders Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar both left Sunday's game due to finger injuries, per the Kansas City Star

Hosmer, who was playing DH on Sunday due to a strained left ring finger he suffered while sliding into second base Saturday, was 0-for-3 before being replaced by Lorenzo Cain.

The Royals said that Escobar suffered a right index finger split nail bed after taking a ground ball off his finger and was replaced by Christian Colon as a precautionary measure. 

Manager Ned Yost said that Hosmer would get the day off Monday, while Escobar is confident he can return to the lineup. 


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer dealing with sprained finger


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a sprained ring finger, which forced a move to DH for Sunday's game, per the Kansas City Star

Hosmer suffered the injury Saturday when he jammed his finger into second base on a double steal. The injury wasn't serious enough to keep him out of the lineup, but the move to DH allows him to not have to field balls for a day. 

Hosmer entered Sunday's action hitting .294 with eight homers and 40 RBIs.


Royals' Eric Hosmer snaps home run drought


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 4 in Friday's loss to Boston. Hosmer hit a solo home run in the eighth, snapping a 101 at bat homer drought. 

It was Hosmer's eight home run of the year and first since May 14. Hosmer drove in his 38th run of the season. 


Royals 1B Kendrys Morales gets start over Eric Hosmer


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Royals won't start Eric Hosmer at first base for just the second time all season when they face the Cardinals on Saturday.

Kendrys Morales will make his second start at first base and will bat in the cleanup spot.

Hosmer is hitting .300 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 217 at-bats this season. 

Morales, who is the Royals' designated hitter outside of inter-league play, is hitting .286 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 217 at-bats this year.


Royals' Eric Hosmer still going strong at the plate


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer just keeps rolling along in 2015. Hosmer is 8 for 21 in eight games this month, maintaining a .300 batting average for the season. 

He has three multi-hit games in June, though the power hasn't quite been there yet as he has exactly zero home runs this month.

Hosmer has been a model of consistency this season, as his batting average hasn't dipped below .300 since the middle of May. He'll continue to be a key part of the Royals' lineup this season.  


Royals' Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas are out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Cubs.

Both players were set to sit Saturday against lefty starter Tsuyoshi Wada before the game was rained out, and with Wada on the mound Sunday, the Royals will stick with Saturday's scheduled lineup. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales is getting the start at first base, while Christian Colon is manning the hot corner.

The Royals are road favorites (-110) in Chicago in Sunday's interleague game, per VegasInsider.com.


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, 3B Mike Moustakas set to sit Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Royals sluggers Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas are both catching breaks Saturday against the host Cubs.

The former has started every game at first base this season while the latter has missed just three at third base.

Both are in mini-slumps. Hosmer has not managed a multi-hit game since May 14 and is 9-for-44 during that stretch with no home runs. Moustakas is batting .200 in his last seven games.


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer hits two-run bomb on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) First baseman Eric Hosmer hit a key two-run home run on Thursday, as the Royals went on to beat the Rangers 6-3. Hosmer's home run, his seventh of the season, came in the top of the sixth and gave the Royals a 6-2 lead.

Hosmer also had a pair of singles on the afternoon, and his season batting average now sits at a nice .333 and he is riding an 11-game hit streak during which he is 17 for 46 after Thursday's performance. 


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer extends hitting streak, hits home run


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a home run of the season in Tuesday night's 7-6 win over the Rangers. 

Hosmer went 2 for 3 in the night and also drew two walks. Hosmer hit a solo home run in the second inning and an RBI single in the sixth. 

This marked Hosmer's sixth home run of the season and his third in the past eight games. Hosmer now has nine consecutive games with a hit. 


Royals 1B Eric Hosmer hits homer in win over Indians


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer in the first inning of Thursday's 7-4 win over the Indians. 

Hosmer finished the game 2 for 4 and also had a single. He drew a walk and struck out once too. The home run he hit is Hosmer's fifth for the season. 

Hosmer now holds a slash line of .315/.394/.550. 


Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer blasts fourth home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 4 at the plate in Kansas City's 5-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Hosmer did his damage in the first inning when he crushed a three-run home run off of Danny Salazar, his fourth of the season. Then in the eighth, Hosmer ripped a triple to deep right field, driving in Alex Gordon, his second of the season.

Hosmer is now hitting .311 with 19 RBI in 100 at bats.


Royals' Eric Hosmer slugs third home run Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 1 for 4 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 8-1 win over the Twins.

After the Royals scored the first run of the game in the third inning, Hosmer smacked the home run to increase the lead to 3-0 heading into the fourth. The Royals were able to tack on five more runs in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

Hosmer has hit .310/.404/.488 with three home runs, 15 RBI and two stolen bases in 84 at-bats.


Royals' Eric Hosmer slugs second home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-5 loss to the Indians Wednesday.

Hosmer's sixth-inning homer to center field gave his team a brief lead, but the Indians were able to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth and wouldn't surrender the lead again. Hosmer has hit .313/.404/.463 with two home runs, 13 RBI and two stolen bases in 80 at-bats.


Royals' Hosmer collects three hits, drives in winning run Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3 for 5 with a walk, two doubles and the winning RBI in his team's 3-2, 13-inning win over the White Sox Thursday.

In a game marred by an ugly brawl at the end of the seventh inning, Hosmer was finally the person to drive in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th, with outfielder Jarrod Dyson scoring from first base on Hosmer's second double of the game. The first baseman has hit .339/.444/.475 with one home run and 10 RBI in 59 at-bats.


Royals' Eric Hosmer reaches base eight times in series vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 6 for 12 with two walks this weekend as his team took two out of three games against the A's.

Hosmer hasn't found many extra-base hits this season, delivering just one double and one home run, but he's managed to rack up singles in bunches en route to a .327/.382/.408 line in 49 at-bats. The lefty first baseman has performed better against right-handers in his career, but he's set to face four southpaws during the upcoming week.


Royals' Eric Hosmer hits three-run home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in his team's 7-5 win over the White Sox Wednesday.

The Royals went ahead 1-0 after one inning but surrendered a three-run shot to the White Sox in the second. Hosmer continued the back-and-forth with a three-run homer of his own in the bottom of the third, and the teams continued to trade runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before Lorenzo Cain put the Royals up for good with his own home run in the eighth.

Hosmer, who is 3 for 10 with one home run in his first two games of 2015, delivered a career-low nine home runs last season while hitting .270/.318/.398 in 503 at-bats.


Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Alex Rios battling for two-spot in Royals' order


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost is considering three players for the number-two spot in the batting order. 

Outfielders Alex Gordon,  Alex Rios and infielder Eric Hosmer are all being considered, according to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

Hosmer is hitting .316 this spring. Rios is hitting .368 with a .400 OBP. Gordon is recovering from a wrist injury and has yet to appear in a game. 


Royals' Yost: Cain, Gordon, Hosmer, Rios all candidate to bat second


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost listed Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Alex Rios as viable candidates to bat second in the lineup this season, reports the Kansas City Star.

Gordon, Rios never batted second last season. Cain had only only 13 plate appearances at the No. 2 spot in 2014. Hosmer played 33 games and logged 144 plate appearance at the No. 2 spot in 2014, slashing .275/.326/.344 in those appearances.