Eric Hosmer injury: Royals 1B has slight tear in rotator cuff

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a slight tear in his rotator cuff, but will not require surgery. He could miss the remainder of the season, however.

MRI results have revealed that Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a slight tear in his right rotator cuff. However, he will not need to undergo surgery, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel.

Hosmer suffered the injury on Thursday in Detroit while making a diving attempt at a ball hit down the first-base line in the second inning. He left the game an inning later.

Hosmer missed the entire three-game series against the Cleveland Indians, and said he isn't sure whether or not he'll play in the Royals' season-ending series against the Detroit Tigers:

"I don't know, to be honest with you, I think we're going to know about it when we get back to Kansas City and do the re-evaluation, but it's all up in the air right now."

In his second MLB season, Hosmer has struggled, posting a .232/.304/.359 line with 14 homers in just under 600 plate appearances. Last year, in his rookie season, Hosmer hit 19 homers and put up a .293/.334/.465 batting line.

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