Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:58:42 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is feeling "a little better" Friday, July 25, and could return Sunday, July 27, according to manager Ned Yost. He also said if Hosmer isn't at close to full health Sunday, he'll instead come back Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: Sounds like a day-to-day deal that could wind up in a DL stint if Hosmer can't improve. We'll keep you posted.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:11 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is not in the lineup Friday, July 25. DH Raul Ibanez is starting in his place at first base and hitting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer probably will be out the next few days and could face a DL stint if he doesn't improve.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:33:12 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat Thursday, July 24, in an effort to be more cautious about returning to action. He might not play in any of this weekend's games.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer might be a DL candidate if he doesn't improve, so stay tuned for updates and line up contingency plans.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:58 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) was hitless in two at-bats with a sacrifice fly before departing early due to his hand injury. The hitless game snapped his 16-game hitting streak.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) left the game Wednesday, July 23, with "decreased grip strength in his hand," according to a club announcement.
Fantasy Tip: Perhaps too soon for him to come back -- Billy Butler took his place at the plate. Stay tuned for more on Hosmer, but this doesn't sound like something he'll recover from quickly. He might need a few more days off and perhaps a DL trip.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:22:24 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 23.
Fantasy Tip: Hos can be inserted back into fantasy lineups so he can continue his July tear: .424-2-9 in 59 AB.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:24:34 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) was sidelined for the second straight game Tuesday, July 22, against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Ned Yost said he doubts Hosmer will play at all in the current series against the White Sox. Yost said he is hopeful Hosmer can return Thursday, July 24, against the Cleveland Indians. "He wanted to try to push it today," Yost said. "But he still has some weakness in his hand."
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:13:49 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) was scratched from the lineup Monday, July 21, against the Chicago White Sox due to a right hand contusion.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer came into the day with the longest active hitting streak in the majors at 16 games, four more than any other player in the league. The severity of this injury is not yet known, but those fantasy owners in leagues which allow daily moves should reserve him until he can return and prove his health in one full game without any setbacks.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:51:30 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and two RBI Friday, July 18, against the Boston Red Sox, extending his hitting streak to 14 games, longest active run in the majors.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:32:15 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer heads into the All-Star break with a 13-game hitting streak, the longest active run in the majors. Hosmer is hitting .412 (21-for-51) with two homers, seven RBI, eight walks and eight runs scored during the impressive stretch.