Report: Royals 1B Eric Hosmer won't need surgery for right hand fracture
The initial timetable for his rehab was placed at six weeks. McCullough said the preliminary reading on his CT-Scan did not set off any "alarm bells."
Although he's not sure when exactly the injury occurred, the 24-year-old thinks it may have been on July 20 when Jon Lester hit him with a fastball. On the season, he is hitting .268 with six home runs and 46 RBI in 103 games for the Royals. Billy Butler and Raul Ibanez are expected to fill in for him at first base while he recovers.
Hosmer is making $3.6 this season and becomes eligible for arbitration for the second of four years after the season.
The preliminary reading of Eric Hosmer's CT-scan set off no alarm bells. It's a stress fracture. He is not expected to require surgery.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 2, 2014
- Marc Weinreich