Latest Update Hosmer remains out of Royals' lineup Sunday Sun Jul, 27, 10:59 AM
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.
Hosmer continues to be bothered by the sore hand and will now miss his fourth-straight game (six out of his last seven) with the injury. Billy Butler will handle the work at first for Sunday's game.Analyst: Howard Bender
While the Royals could use his bat, there is no reason to rush him back if he cannot swing a bat. Tuesday may prove to be optimistic as far as his return to the lineup.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
It seems unlikely that Hosmer will be back Sunday after sitting his last two games with a hand injury, as the team will probably play it safe and give him the next two days to recover. If he's not back Tuesday, it shouldn't be long afterwards that Hosmer is back in the lineup.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Hosmer continues to deal with a sore hand and has now missed the last four games. Well, three technically, but he only saw two at-bats Wednesday and they were just a waste as he still couldn't grip the bat properly and was pulled from the game. The Royals are still hoping to avoid a DL stint for him but it's not looking good. The ageless Raul Ibanez will be playing first base Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender