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Eric Hosmer could miss six weeks for Royals with stress fracture in hand

The pitch that injured Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer connected with his right hand on July 20 in Boston, and induced a spate of swelling around the area. That swelling, according to Hosmer, camouflaged the underlying damage, a non-displaced stress fracture of the third metacarpal, a vexing result that could sideline him up to six weeks.

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As Chiefs secondary takes another hit, KC signs safety Steve Gregory

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Steve Gregory, 31-year-old veteran, to aid a secondary that has been beset by injuries early in training camp. Gregory previously played for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. Sanders Commings, who was contending for a starting position next to Pro Bowler Eric Berry, broke a bone in his ankle Wednesday. And Berry left practice early on Thursday because of a sore ankle.

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Recap of baseball’s trade deadline in tweets

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Thursday, and one deal that was struck in the morning was a doozy: the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Near the deadline, Detroit landed Rays left-hander David Price in a three-team deal. Check here for the latest moves on what has been an active day of trades.