Eric Hosmer exited Thursday's game against the Twins after re-aggravating a hand injury that had kept him out of action last week. The Star's Andy McCullough reports it is a stress fracture, and the Royals expect Hosmer to be out several weeks.
Eric Hosmer has a stress fracture. Ned Yost says he may miss a month.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 1, 2014
Eric Hosmer believes his hand has been fractured since Lester's fastball hit him. He said he may miss six weeks.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 1, 2014
The Royals say they will roll with Billy Butler at first base and try to "hide" his defensive deficiencies. So look for Raul Ibanez to get an extended look at designated hitter.
The Royals have not announced a roster move, and Andy McCullough indicates they may not until Jason Vargas comes off the disabled list Saturday.