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.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:52:07 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is not in danger of being optioned to Triple-A Omaha, according to manager Ned Yost. "That's so far back off the radar, it's not even close. Not even on the map," Yost said.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer's June slash line is .193/.233/.294, so consider benching him if you have alternative options. Many expected a breakout season for him, but don't forget, he surged in the second half of 2013. His current trade value is likely too low to attempt a deal, and his upside is too high to part ways. Stay the course, and hope for another big second half from Hosmer, to salvage his season.
Thu, 08 May 2014 06:21:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with four RBIs Wednesday, May 7.
Fantasy Tip: He's hitting .323 with a homer and eight RBIs in 31 May at-bats.
Tue, 06 May 2014 06:13:51 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer hit his first home run Monday, May 5.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:36:36 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer had four hits Tuesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: He is hitting .311 with no homers and six RBIs. As the weather warms up, Hosmer should hit for more pop.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:58:00 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer was ejected from the Cactus League spring game Tuesday, March 25, for arguing about a called third strike.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:17 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is likely headed out of the leadoff spot and to the fifth spot following the acquisition of OF Norichika Aoki. "You never know what's going to happen with injuries (or) how people are going to play," Gordon said. "We're going to iron all that out in spring training." Manager Ned Yost has said Gordon will fall into the fifth spot behind 2B Omar Infante, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Billy Butler.
Fantasy Tip: A move for Gordon to the fifth spot will provide many more RBI opportunities. His runs scored might take a hit, but his power numbers should rise. His fantasy appeal is on the way up batting in the middle of the order.