Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer said a magnetic resonance imaging exam Friday revealed a small tear in his right rotator cuff.
"We'll wait a couple of days and reevaluate," he said. "Then we'll do all of the testing and stuff and see how it feels. I think we're going to wait until we get back to Kansas City (on Monday), then reevaluate and see what we've got.
Hosmer suffered the injury Thursday in Detroit when landed awkwardly on his shoulder after making a diving attempt to catch a grounder by Quinton Berry that turned into a two-run triple.
Manager Ned Yost characterized the injuries to Hosmer and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who suffered a bruised right shoulder in the same game, as "day to day."
There would seem little reason for Hosmer to play again this season, but he didn't rule out playing in the final series against Detroit, which runs Monday through Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
"I don't know, to be honest," Hosmer admitted. "We're going to talk about that Monday. I guess we'll see how I feel."
Eric Hosmer says MRI shows slight tear in right rotator cuff
Kansas City Star | Sep 30