|Jan. 13 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-The Royals and Hosmer have agreed on a $12.25 million contract for the 2017 season, avoiding arbitration with a deal that could take him to free agency.
Analysis: General manager Dayton Moore has long been optimistic that the Royals will be able to sign their homegrown star to a long-term deal, but the price has risen considerably. The 27-year-old All-Star, eligible for free agency after the season, has won three Gold Gloves and flashed more power at the plate last season with a career-high 25 homers and 104 RBIs.
|Oct. 2 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Hosmer is out of the season finale due to a wrist injury.
Analysis: Hosmer wraps up the season with a .266 average and career highs of 25 home runs and 104 RBIs.
|Sep. 28 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)10:48 PM CT-Hosmer hit a two-run shot Wednesday, his 25th home run of the season.
Analysis: Hosmer's three hits over his last three games have resulted in six RBIs. His 103 RBIs for the year lead the Royals and are 10 more than his previous career high from last season.
|Sep. 22 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Hosmer went 0 for 4 in Thursday's loss at Cleveland and is struggling as the season winds down.
Analysis: Hosmer is 5 for 32 (.156) with no extra-base hits in his last eight games.
|Sep. 19 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Hosmer singled twice and drove in another two runs Monday.
Analysis: He has six RBIs in his last three games to push his season total to a career-best 97.
|Sep. 12 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST10:42 AM VEN19:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 3 with a homer off Chris Sale to help the Kansas City Royals edge the ace and the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Hosmer has been swinging a powerful and hot bat of late, hitting .342 with five homers over his last 10 games.
|Sep. 11 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET0:11 ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST11:41 PM VEN8:11 UAE11:11 PM CT-Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the first inning in Saturday's 6-5 comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .381 in 42 career at-bats against Sunday’s scheduled starter Chris Sale. It’s his highest average against any of the 22 pitchers he has faced at least 25 times.
|Sep. 5 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Hosmer continued his production with a home run and a season high-tying four RBIs Monday in an 11-5 win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Hosmer is only batting .270 in his last 10 games but has four homers and 14 RBIs in that span.
|Sep. 3 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Hosmer hit his career-high 20th homer Saturday.
Analysis: He has three homers and 10 RBIs in his last eight games.
|Aug. 26 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET22:35 ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST10:05 PM VEN6:35 UAE (+1)9:35 PM CT-Hosmer came up big for the Royals on Friday, going 2 for 4 with a three-run home run in a 6-3 win.
Analysis: Hosmer has heated up by hitting .324 with three homers and 10 RBIs over his last 10 games.
|Aug. 22 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Hosmer reached base in all three of his plate appearances Sunday with a double, a single and a walk, also driving in a run and scoring one in a 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Hosmer has driven in at least one run in seven consecutive games and has hit safely in six straight while batting .391.
|Aug. 17 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Hosmer was the key figure in the Royals' 4-1 win at Detroit on Wednesday, ending Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid in the seventh before hitting a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth.
Analysis: Hosmer has gone deep in back to back games after 14 straight contests without a home run.
|Aug. 17 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Hosmer ended a 14-game home run drought with a solo shot off Justin Verlander in Tuesday's win at Detroit.
Analysis: Eleven of Hosmer's 16 home runs - three off a career high - have come on the road. He's batting just .167 in his last 26 games overall.
|Aug. 3 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rays.
Analysis: It was Hosmer's first multihit performance in 14 games. He's batting .132 in that span.
|Aug. 1 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Hosmer homered in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Hosmer's only two hits in his last three games have been homers. He is batting .098 with 18 men left on base in his last 11 games. On Monday, the Royals face the Rays, and Hosmer is 2 for 11 lifetime against scheduled starter Chris Archer.
|July 28 11:25 AM PT12:25 PM MT1:25 PM CT2:25 PM ET14:25 ET18:25 GMT2:25 11:25 AM MST1:25 PM EST1:55 PM VEN22:25 UAE1:25 PM CT-The slumping Hosmer went 0 for 3 with a walk in Wednesday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Hosmer is 2 for 26 (.077) in his last eight games - all at home. Maybe an eight-game road trip can get the All-Star on track because it begins in Arlington, where he's a career .333 hitter with three homers and 11 RBIs in 12 games.
|July 12 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET23:55 ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST11:25 PM VEN7:55 UAE (+1)10:55 PM CT-Hosmer had a memorable first All-Star Game, winning MVP honors with a solo homer and an RBI single in the AL's 4-2 victory. He became the first Kansas City player to homer in an All-Star Game since Bo Jackson in 1989.
Analysis: Hosmer is hitting just .255 with three home runs and 14 RBIs since June 1, but fantasy owners hope this performance gives him some confidence heading into the second half.
|July 7 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 4-2 road loss to the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Hosmer has racked up four hits over his last two games after going just 5 for 25 over his previous six.
|July 6 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Hosmer had two hits and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Following Wednesday's game in Toronto, Hosmer plays 13 of his next 16 games at home, where he has a 1.018 OPS in 22 games since May 15. In that same span, his OPS on the road is just .586.
|July 5 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT-Hosmer earned his first All-Star selection Tuesday, voted as the starting first baseman for the AL.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .303 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs in 82 games.
|June 18 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET0:01 ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST11:31 PM VEN8:01 UAE11:01 PM CT-Hosmer had two hits with three RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 20 for 45 with 18 RBIs and 11 runs scored in his last 11 contests.
|June 16 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Wednesday's 9-4 home win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Hosmer, who is batting .318 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs on the season, had been hitting .256 with only two extra-base hits and three RBIs in his previous 13 games.
|June 11 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Hosmer homered twice and drove in three runs Friday, but the Royals' losing streak reached eight games with a 7-5 defeat to the White Sox.
Analysis: Hosmer had failed to drive in a run in his previous eight games, but he still leads Kansas City with 38 RBIs and 12 home runs.
|June 1 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Hosmer had three hits and drove in two runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 13 for 30 with 13 RBIs on this homestand.
|May 31 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Hosmer hit a three-run homer Monday night.
Analysis: Hosmer bats .200 against lefties so sit him in those spots.
|May 30 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Hosmer capped a big weekend by going 3 for 4 with an RBI in Sunday's comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: He played a big part in Kansas City's three-game sweep, recording eight hits and seven RBIs in 13 at-bats. Hosmer is now hitting .319 with 30 RBIs and could be headed for another All-Star Game appearance.
|May 29 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Hosmer contributed two hits and two RBIs to Saturday's improbable comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: After going through a 2-for-25 slump, Hosmer is back to doing damage at the plate. He's 6 for 13 with a home run and eight RBIs over Kansas City's last three games.
|May 28 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Hosmer was the hero in Friday's comeback win over the White Sox, recording two of his four RBIs on a go-ahead single in the seventh inning.
Analysis: Hosmer also homered earlier in the game and finished 3 for 4. The first baseman was just 3 for 29 with 11 strikeouts over his previous seven contests.
|May 10 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Hosmer extended his hitting streak to eight games with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Hosmer had a two-run shot Sunday in Cleveland, so his power is coming around. He's been consistently good all season, recording a .336 overall average and a .370 mark with three homers and eight RBIs over his current streak.
|May 8 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Hosmer contributed two hits and an RBI to Saturday's win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Hosmer has been raking since the season started and is hitting .394 with seven RBIs over his last nine games. His .336 average ranks third among AL hitters.
|May 2 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 4 with a solo homer in Sunday's win at Seattle.
Analysis: Batting a robust .333 thus far, Hosmer has hit safely in 19 of his last 20 games and is 7 for 16 with two homers over his past four.
|Apr. 28 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Hosmer was 3 for 4 with a jack on Wednesday.
Analysis: Hosmer has established a career high with a 17-game hit streak in which he is batting .358.
|Apr. 27 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Hosmer had a single in Tuesday's loss to the Angels to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.
Analysis: He's batting .333 over a run that's matched a career high and stands as the longest active streak in the majors.
|Apr. 25 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 3 with a home run Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
Analysis: Hosmer is batting .339 over the run, now the longest active streak in the majors after Baltimore's Manny Machado went 0 for 3 Sunday. He's reached base in 26 straight dating back to last season.
|Apr. 15 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Hosmer went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Thursday's 6-2 win at Houston.
Analysis: Hosmer killed the Astros throughout the four-game series, going 8 for 17.
|Apr. 12 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Hosmer had three hits in Monday's loss in Houston.
Analysis: Hosmer had been 1 for 14 in his previous four games.
|Apr. 8 4:32 PM PT5:32 PM MT6:32 PM CT7:32 PM ET19:32 ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST7:02 PM VEN3:32 UAE (+1)6:32 PM CT-The Royals first baseman rescued a girl from being trampled after she was knocked down outside the Sprint Center following a Bieber concert Wednesday night.
Analysis: When Hosmer was spotted leaving the concert with several teammates, he was mobbed by mostly teenage girls, with one getting knocked to the ground. Hosmer said Friday before the Royals played the Minnesota Twins that he simply did what anybody would do: "You see a gal on the floor, you help her up."
|Apr. 4 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET0:30 ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST12:00 AM VEN8:30 UAE11:30 PM CT-Hosmer was 3 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Hosmer and the Royals have Monday off before facing the NL champs one more time.