Friday Notes

The Kansas City Royals are doing things with our hearts that many of us have never really experienced, and that's pretty awesome. For the first time since I've been writing this column, they've been all alone in first place the whole time between Friday Notes columns, which is almost as impressive as the fact that they haven't been in sole possession of first place...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer weeks away from swinging bat

Injured Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is weeks away from returning or swinging a bat for that matter. Appearing on on MLB Network Radio, Royals manager Ned Yost said that the team would have to rehab Hosmer at the major league level. More Ned on Hosmer: "we're looking a couple of more weeks before he can even start swinging the bat, we'll have to rehab...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Creeper of the Week – I’ll have the Moustakas with a Side of TaBOOli

Even though I'm recommending Mike Moustakas this week, I still can't help but booooo! him. Honestly, all Royals hitters this year, except Alcides Escobar, gets the booooo! treatment from me. I'm starting to feel like I'm a Philadelphia resident with my booing of these players regardless of what they do. [Jay's Note: Needs more Duracell.] Even Alex Gordon has turned...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer will not swing bat for at least another week

The Kansas City Royals improved to 66-54 following a 7-3 victory over the Oakland A's on Thursday night. A five-run seventh inning propelled the Royals to victory. Christian Colon lead the attack with three hits, while Erik Kratz and Billy Butler each added two hits. On the injury front, the Royals will be without Eric Hosmer for the foreseeable future, as he will not be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer to get X-rays Thursday

According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will undergo a x-ray on his hand Thursday, and hopes to resume swinging a bat after. “If it’s all healed up, then we start the hitting progression,” Hosmer said before Monday’s game against the Athletics.Hosmer was hit by a fastball in July, and a CT scan a few weeks ago revealed a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers shine spotlight on race to secure AL Central crown

After landing the crown jewel of this season’s mid-summer trade market just hours before the deadline with the acquisition of David Price, it appeared as though the Detroit Tigers had confirmed the seemingly inevitable reality of another division title and subsequent playoff appearance. But instead of another unchallenged romp through the final two months of the current campaign...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals acquire Josh Willingham

The Kansas City Royals, in an effort to add more pop to their lineup, have acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins. Darren Wolfsen of in Minnesota first reported the news. Willingham to Royals, per source. #mntwins — Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) August 11, 2014 According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, the Royals claimed Willingham...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have bigger goal than a wild-card berth

They are scoreboard watching in the Royals clubhouse and that’s just the start of the weirdness. This is the season that makes no sense. This is the team that demoted a key player and fired the hitting coach and sat out the trading deadline and is still within an arm’s reach of a playoff spot. Just as Eric Hosmer was starting to live up to all those scouting reports, he’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Cheslor Cuthbert could be September protection if Hosmer injury lingers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals' organization has been doing a great deal of thinking lately about 21-year-old prospect Cheslor Cuthbert. Cuthbert, in fact, could be a factor with the big-league club come September, especially if first baseman Eric Hosmer's hand injury keeps him out longer than the three to six weeks that is expected. That is why Cuthbert was told, when he...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Summertime Rolls

  Well, well, well- Here we are, one week into August, and The Kansas City Royals find themselves in second place in The American League Central with 59 wins and 53 losses. They trail The Detroit Tigers by three and a half games and are only a half game behind The Toronto Blue Jays for the second wild card spot. After a horrid start to the second half of the season, and losing Eric...
Via Royals Blue
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 5, 2013

2013: Eric Hosmer drove in five runs as the Royals enjoyed a 13-0 whipping of the Twins at Kauffman Stadium.Hosmer singled in the second inning, homered in the sixth, and doubled in the seventh.The Royals battered Twins starter Kevin Correia for six runs in the second inning. Mike Moustakas led off with a double and George Kottaras walked. Alcides Escobar reached on a bunt single...
Via Pine Tar Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals really a “2nd half team”?

A few weeks ago, coming out of the All Star break, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost told everyone he was excited for the second half of the 2014 season.  He noted that the Royals were in better shape at the break than they were in 2013 and that he felt like the team was in a good spot because the Royals are a 2nd half team.  That is certainly cause for optimism, assuming one...
Via Pine Tar Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Series win at Oakland likely Royals' biggest of the season

We may look back at that three-game series in Oakland and determine it was the catalyst that propelled the Royals into the postseason. Without their Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer, the Royals nonetheless beat the Oakland A's two out of three, winning their fourth straight series. And the Royals did so by beating baseball's best team -- the A's hadn't lost a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer expected to avoid surgery

The news got a little better for Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. After X-rays and consultation with a hand specialist, the Royals have decided that Hosmer will not need surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right wrist. Therefore, he could return to action in late August to early September and help the Royals continue their push for their first postseason appearance...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

So What?

Here we are, Royals fans. August 1 and your team did nothing before yesterday’s trade deadline to improve themselves, either for this year or next year. And then last night we found out first baseman Eric Hosmer will miss at least three weeks,  more likely four to six weeks, with a stress fracture in his hand.Now what?It’s easy to hoist the mental white flag, become more interested...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer to the DL

During a game on July 20th vs. the Boston Red Sox, Eric Hosmer took a fast ball high and way in and hit him in the hand. It seemed to just been really swollen but in the 6th inning of the Kansas City Royals game last night he was removed and further X-rays have shown that Hosmer […]
Via On-Base Talk
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer could miss six weeks for Royals with stress fracture in hand

The pitch that injured Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer connected with his right hand on July 20 in Boston, and induced a spate of swelling around the area. That swelling, according to Hosmer, camouflaged the underlying damage, a non-displaced stress fracture of the third metacarpal, a vexing result that could sideline him up to six weeks. The diagnosis arrived via an X-ray on Thursday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer to miss 3-6 weeks with stress fracture

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer left Thursday night's game with the Twins after checking his swing and injuring his right hand, the same hand that took a Jon Lester fastball two weeks ago. Hosmer has a stress fracture and could miss three to six weeks. The Kansas City Star's Andy McCoullough made the announcement late Thursday night.Eric Hosmer has a stress...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Eric Hosmer out 3-6 weeks with hand injury

The Kansas City Royals will be without starting first baseman Eric Hosmer for approximately a month or longer. The MLB announced on Twitter that Hosmer will be out 3-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. The injury is believed to have happened back on July 20, when Hosmer was hit by a […]
Via Full Scale Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals win but suffer big blow as Hosmer's fractured hand lands him on DL

The feel-good from a stirring, come-from-behind 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night didn't last long for Kansas City. The Royals did win their third straight series and concluded a 5-2 homestand to push them three games over .500. But the news that first baseman Eric Hosmer, who has been trying to play with a severe bone bruise for almost two weeks, officially...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer back in lineup, Vargas improving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is back in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Minnesota after starting just once in the last seven games because of a bruised hand. Hosmer pronounced himself fit after taking batting practice against rehabbing left-hander Jason Vargas, who threw four innings in a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium. Vargas has been...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Billy!!!!

The Kansas City Royals stumbled into a forgotten formula for success last week.  With Eric Hosmer's ailing right hand keeping him out of the lineup, Billy Butler made a series of starts at First Base.  In doing so, he responded with a huge pinch hit home run on Thursday night against Cleveland and then followed it up the next night with another 400+ foot bomb that ignited the...
Via Pine Tar Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Aoki is smiling and Yost has his coveted clutch hits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals' pulsating 2-1 win on Thursday night in 14 innings is just the type of win that could send this team on a winning streak. Or at least a winning surge. Manager Ned Yost has been telling us for over a week that what his team needed the most was one big hit in the clutch from someone, anyone. And for the second straight game that someone was Nori Aoki...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer leaves game with hand injury

CHICAGO -- Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was removed from Wednesday's game with the Chicago White Sox because of decreased grip strength in his right hand. The Royals made the announcement after Hosmer was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. Hosmer had missed the previous two games after being hit in the hand with a pitch on Sunday. Billy Butler, who...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer, Danny Valencia

The Kansas City Royals moved to within a game of .500 with a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. At 49-50, the Royals are in third place in the American League Central, seven games behind the Detroit Tigers. Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI for the Royals, who played without Eric Hosmer for the second straight game with a hand injury. Moustakas...
Via Sports Injury Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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