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Eric Hosmer has slight tear in rotator cuff

Sep 29, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT

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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has not met expecations this season, batting just .232/.304/.359 with 14 homers and 60 RBI in 152 games. And now he’s been diagnosed with a potentially serious injury.

According to beat writer Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, an MRI taken Saturday on Hosmer’s sore right shoulder revealed a small tear in the rotator cuff. He sufered the injury Thursday in Detroit while diving aggressively for a grounder near the first base bag.

Hosmer hasn’t been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but that seems likely to happen soon.

“We’ll wait a couple of days and reevaluate,” Hosmer said Saturday. “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.”

The talented 22-year-old hit .293 with a .799 OPS, 19 homers and 78 RBI in 128 games last year in the major leagues and posted gaudy numbers throughout the Royals’ farm system. He has a very bright future.

  1. ibleedroyalblue - Sep 29, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    That’s really a shame. He’s been fun to watch this year. Have to just hope for the best and wait til next year.

  2. ottawabrave91 - Sep 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    once he plays well he will be traded away for nothing. but Billy Butler will be gone first. also for nothing.

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