Latest Update Hosmer could go on rehab assignment next week. Mon Aug, 25, 04:01 PM
Owns a sweet left-handed stroke. Has power potential and plate patience, can hit for average and is also a very good glove man and athlete. Displays all-round ability.
Flaws: : Must prove capable of hitting left-handers with consistency at the big-league level. Must also meet expectations, especially in terms of his home-run prowess.
The Royals got the x-rays back and while they were happy with the way Hosmer's hand was healing, he's still a week away from a rehab assignment. That probably puts him almost two weeks away from a return.Analyst: Howard Bender
The results of the x-rays will determine his rehab schedule as the Royals want to see exactly how the fracture in his hand is healing. They don't want to give him the green light only to see him injure himself again and be lost for the longer. The Royals are pushing for the playoffs here and want an all-hands-on-deck roster for the month of September.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hosmer has been dealing with a wrist injury for quite some time now and has been on the disabled list since the first of August. It has been another disappointing season for Hosmer as he has just six home runs and 46 RBI in 409 at-bats. Do not stash him because there is no guarantee that he will play again this season and is just a bad fantasy first baseman.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
It was reported on Thursday that Hosmer will not begin swinging a bat until next week at the earliest as he continues to nurse a broken hand. If he is able to begin baseball activities in the next week or so there is still a chance he could make an impact in the month of September. Analyst: Matthew Beck