Eric Hosmer 35 | First Base

Kansas City Royals

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July 27, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Hosmer (hand) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, AM 610's Josh Vernier reports. Impact: Hosmer would have been back in action if he were even 80 percent healthy, but this doesn't appear to be the case. He'll instead miss his fourth straight game, with Billy Butler manning first base for the afternoon contest. Manager Ned Yost seemed optimistic that Hosmer would return soon, however, so he'll likely be back Tuesday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Hosmer (hand) could return to the lineup Sunday, according to manager Ned Yost, AM 610's Josh Vernier reports. Impact: Yost said that if Hosmer wasn't 80 percent healthy Sunday, he would likely wait to return until Tuesday, but it definitely sounds like owners should expect to be without him Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Hosmer (hand) remains out of the Royals' lineup Friday, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports KC reports. Impact: Hosmer's return from a bruised right hand was short-lived, as he experienced "decreased grip strength" in the hand Wednesday and was restricted from swinging a bat Thursday. He said he will be more cautious about returning this time around, suggesting he could remain limited through the weekend. Raul Ibanez will draw the start at first base in his absence Friday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Hosmer (hand) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Hosmer made a surprise return to the lineup Wednesday after missing two games due to a right hand contusion, but it was evident he wasn't feeling quite right. He ended up leaving the contest earlier with what the Royals called "decreased grip strength in his hand," making it uncertain how long he'll have to sit out this time around before returning to the lineup. The Royals will attempt to get by with Billy Butler at first base while the team waits for Hosmer to heal up, but a DL stint shouldn't be ruled out at this time.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Making his return from a two-game absence Wednesday, Hosmer went 0-for-2 with an RBI before exiting with "decreased grip strength" in his bruised right hand. He's out of the lineup Thursday, and he said he will be more cautious about returning this time around, so it sounds like Hosmer could miss most, if not all, of the Cleveland series. A DL stint can't be ruled out until the team sees how he responds in the coming days.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Hosmer was removed from Wednesday's game with the Chicago White Sox because of decreased grip strength in his right hand. The Royals made the announcement after Hosmer was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. Impact: Hosmer had missed the previous two games after being hit in the hand with a pitch on Sunday. Billy Butler, who played first base during Hosmer's absence, took over for Hosmer. Hosmer was 0 for 2, ending a 16-game hitting streak. It was the longest active streak in the majors.(STATS, 5:43pm)
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Hosmer left Wednesday's game with "decreased grip strength in his hand," Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Hosmer missed the previous two games with what was labeled a right hand contusion, and he was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning Wednesday due to the decreased grip strength in his hand. It's a rather curious case, as a simple contusion likely wouldn't lead to trouble gripping a bat, but there has been nothing to this point to suggest he's dealing with a nerve issue. Consider Hosmer day-to-day until the team provides additional information.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Hosmer (hand) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale vs. the White Sox, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Manager Ned Yost indicated it was doubtful Hosmer would return from his hand injury before the end of the series, but the first baseman apparently checked out fine during batting practice Wednesday morning to earn the starting nod. He'll slot in to the three-hole for the Royals, nestling in between Omar Infante and Salvador Perez.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Hosmer (hand) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: A late scratch from Monday's lineup due to a right hand contusion, Hosmer will sit again Tuesday as Billy Butler draws another start at first base. Hosmer is day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's series finale against Chicago.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Hosmer has been scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised right hand. Impact: Hosmer was hit on the hand by a pitch from Boston's Jon Lester on Sunday at Fenway Park. The first baseman was in the original lineup Monday night batting third, but was removed about an hour before game time.(STATS, 8:17pm)
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Hosmer has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to a right hand contusion, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: As a late scratch just after the weekly deadline in many formats, Hosmer's removal from the lineup is poorly timed. Billy Butler will man first base Monday, while Salvador Perez is shifting to the DH spot. Hosmer is considered day-to-day after apparently suffering the injury during Sunday's 6-0 loss to Boston.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Hosmer went 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Friday's 5-4 loss at Boston. Impact: Hosmer has hit safely in 14 straight, batting .429 with nine RBIs.(STATS, 1:45pm)
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Hosmer was 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Friday night. Impact: Hosmer has been heating up after a sluggish start, batting .442 in 52 July at-bats, and now has his average up to .272 while collecting 44 RBI on the season to go with six home runs.(RotoWire, )
Sun. July 13, 2014
News: Hosmer stretched his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Detroit. Impact: Hosmer, batting .268, is 20 for 47 (.426) in his last 12 games with four doubles and two home runs.(STATS, 2:19pm)
Sat. July 12, 2014
News: Hosmer collected three more hits in Friday's 2-1 loss to Detroit. Impact: Hosmer is batting .442 with two homers and six RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.(STATS, 3:43pm)
Fri. July 11, 2014
News: Hosmer extended his hit streak to 10 games by going 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in a 16-4 loss to Detroit on Thursday. Impact: Hosmer, batting .263, is 16 for 39 (.410) during his streak with three doubles and two home runs.(STATS, 6:40pm)
Eric Hosmer
2014 Season
AVG
.271
HR
6
RBI
45
RUNS
45
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 226  Age: 24
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 10/24/1989, South Miami, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2011
Salary: $3,600,000
Injury Status
7/23/2014
Day to day. (Left game - bruised hand)