Eric Hosmer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Eric Hosmer wants DH in the National League

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wants to see the designated hitter in the National League. Not only does he want to see it, but it’s something that he sees as a pressing issue. In the most recent “What the Blank?” section of The Players’ Tribune, Hosmer was asked what he’d do if..." May 19

  • Eric Hosmer plays hero after fans flock 1B following Bieber show

    ESPN "Eric Hosmer proved he is more of a heartthrob in Kansas City than Justin Bieber and more than a hero on the baseball field. The Royals first baseman rescued a girl from being trampled after she was knocked down outside the Sprint Center following a Bieber concert Wednesday night. When Hosmer..." April 09

  • Hosmer open to talking extension with Royals "Certainly the popular narrative about the Royals this offseason has been that the team has a two-year window for future success, closing after the 2017 season. That's when several players -- Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Wade Davis, Alcides Escobar, etc. -- could become free..." March 01

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Eric Hosmer is not expected to play this series.

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    Josh Vernier @JoshVernier610

    #Royals avoid arbitration with Hosmer, 2 years at $13.9M according to @jflanagankc. He filed at 6.7M, KC at 4.6.

  • Eric Hosmer bought fans drinks to celebrate ALDS win over Angels

    CBS Sports "The Royals beat the Angels in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday night, sweeping the series and advancing to the franchise's first ALCS since 1985. With four days off until Game 1 of the ALCS, some celebration was in order. For first baseman Eric Hosmer, that meant going out for a night on the town..." October 06

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Royals avoid arbitration with Eric Hosmer. He gets $3.6M

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    Bob Dutton @Royals_Report

    Hosmer says no talks w/#Royals on long-term deal: "I’m locked in for another 4 years, and we have guys whose contracts expire before mine."

  • Projection shows that Royals’ Hosmer could qualify for arbitration

    Kansas City Star "Calculations by project the cut-off date for players to qualify for arbitration under the super-2 provision to be two years and 121 days of big-league service. If so that means first baseman Eric Hosmer (two years 146 days) will qualify but third baseman Mike Moustakas (two..." October 04

  • Eric Hosmer nursing slight strain to right quadriceps muscle

    Kansas City Star "Eric Hosmer’s slow recovery from a minor strain to his right quadriceps muscle is prompting a go-slow approach by the Royals as spring training swings into its final week. “It’s not bad at all,” he insisted. “It’s just not at 100 percent right now and, obviously, this close to the season, you..." March 23

  • Royals’ Hosmer picked to replace Teixeira in WBC

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is joining the United States team for the World Baseball Classic as a replacement for injured Mark Teixeira. Hosmer learned of the invitation Wednesday and departed the Royals’ camp to join the USA team, which is based in Scottsdale. Teixeira suffered a..." March 06

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    Jeff Passan @

    And looks like Eric Hosmer is Mark Teixeira's replacement. Very good with the glove, hot bat and won't mind hitting low in lineup of stars.

  • Eric Hosmer's lessons learned from 2012

    ESPN "With a .232 batting average and .657 OPS several months behind him, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is officially ready to wake up from the “bad dream" phase of his career. Hosmer’s 2012 season was a grind from the outset. He hit .188 in April and never truly got on track. Even though the..." February 25

  • Eric Hosmer says MRI shows slight tear in right rotator cuff

    Kansas City Star "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..." September 30

  • Gordon, Hosmer end home run droughts

    Kansas City Star "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and first baseman Eric Hosmer both entered Thursday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians on relative hot streaks but were both amid long home run droughts. And both droughts ended within a matter of minutes, with Gordon and Hosmer both launching long..." August 04

  • KC players say past Futures Games were a blast

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer fondly recalls playing in the 2010 All-Star Futures Game in Anaheim, Calif,. And not merely because he had four hits in a personal tour de force against the game's top prospects. "It was the first time I'd ever played in a big-league stadium," he said. "There..." July 08

  • Royals notebook: Hosmer back in cleanup spot

    Kansas City Star "First baseman Eric Hosmer returned to the cleanup spot in the Royals' batting order for the first two games of the Brewers series. As a rookie last year, Hosmer settled into the fourth spot in manager Ned Yost's lineup by late July. Hosmer started the season batting third for 13 games but..." June 14

  • Hosmer sits, likely to stay on bench Friday

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer sat out Thursday's 5-3 loss to Baltimore and likely will sit out Friday's series opener against Arizona at Kauffman Stadium as well. Manager Ned Yost decided to sit the struggling Hosmer, who was replaced at first by Billy Butler, effectively snapping a streak..." May 18

  • Gordon, Hosmer say they're willing to bunt for hits to beat over-shifted infields

    Kansas City Star "Two rainouts for the Royals in three days mean more time sitting around the clubhouse, and Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer admit to sifting through counter-measures after watching opposing defenses increasingly overshift their infield. Don't be surprised to see one or both try to drop a bunt up the..." May 01

  • Hosmer avoids injury but remains in hitting slump

    Kansas City Star "First baseman Eric Hosmer is mired in a zero-for-15 skid after going hitless Sunday in four at-bats. His average is down to .188 but, just maybe, his luck is turning. Hosmer avoided a possible serious injury in the eighth inning when a pitch from Twins reliever Glen Perkins skimmed the fingers..." April 30

  • We may see Hosmer's best years in KC

    Kansas City Star "Right here at the top, in front of God and all of Kansas City, should be my public apology to Eric Hosmer. I only know Eric a little, but have always found him to be polite and pleasant and kind. He is the product of a loving family and selfless support system, and they should all be proud of..." April 15

  • Hosmer: The face of the franchise

    Kansas City Star "The ball is hanging in the Arizona sky, a white speck in a cloudless blue, hurtling into the distance. Did you see that one? It clears the fence in right-center and keeps going, leaving onlookers to gawk and guess. How far did that one go? Had to be 425, right? Another pitch, and the same..." April 01

  • Royals plan to experiment with Hosmer in right

    Kansas City Star "That isn't a mistake in the box score from the Royals' 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday at Surprise Stadium. First baseman Eric Hosmer really did play the final three innings in right field. "I've played in the summer out there in high school," Hosmer said, "but, obviously,..." March 24

  • Hosmer and Moustakas among Royals' latest one-year signings

    Kansas City Star "The Royals reached one-year contract agreements Saturday with four more players: first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and right-handed pitcher Luis Mendoza. Hosmer, Moustakas and Cain are projected starters, while Mendoza, who is out of options,..." February 19

  • Brett says young Royals remind him of his playing days

    Kansas City Star "The words are flowing quickly from George Brett's mouth. The greatest player in Royals history can't stop talking about winning baseball in Kansas City. It's a cold January afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, small pockets of snow still covering parts of the parking lot, and Brett finally has to..." January 15

  • Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer making offseason adjustments

    Kansas City Star "The text message appeared, and Eric Hosmer took a moment to study the invitation on the face of his phone. This was a few weeks ago, and Hosmer was back home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. And now, some 36-year-old major-league veteran with a south Florida address was interrupting his offseason with a..." January 12

  • Royals' Hosmer finishes third in AL rookie balloting

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer finished third in balloting for the Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year released Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy Hellickson won the award by collecting 17 of the 28 first-place votes and finishing..." November 15

  • Royals' Hosmer picked as Burke award winner for special achievement

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer started his major-league awards hardware collection earlier this season when picked twice as the American League rookie of the month and twice as the Royals' player of the month. Now he can add the Joe Burke Special Achievement award for his season-long..." November 01

  • Royals' Hosmer is AL Rookie of the Month

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer added to his AL Rookie of the Year case on Thursday when he was selected the AL Rookie of the Month for September. Hosmer batted .349 with five homers and seven doubles while leading all rookies with 41 hits in 25 games. He highlighted his September with a..." September 30

  • Late surge boosts Hosmer's case for Rookie of the Year

    Kansas City Star "Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer doesn't want to think about it, but he's putting on a late-season kick that should ensure he gets serious consideration when the Baseball Writers' Association of America selects the American League Rookie of the Year. Hosmer batted .370 with seven homers and 16..." September 13

  • Hosmer among baseball's best at first base

    Kansas City Star "Rookie Eric Hosmer didn't join the Royals until May 6, but he ranks among the American League leaders in scoops by a first baseman in analysis compiled by Baseball Info Solutions video scouts for the Fielding Bible. Hosmer draws raves for his hand-eye coordination, but he contends an adjusted..." August 24