Eric Hosmer will be designated hitter as Royals travel to Mariners

The Kansas City Star

Eric Hosmer will get a chance to rest his legs while still taking at-bats on Thursday. He will be the designated hitter when the Royals face the Mariners.

Here is the lineup, with Jeremy Guthrie on the mound:

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Alex Gordon, LF.

3. Salvador Perez, C.

4. Eric Hosmer, DH.

5. Paulo Orlando, RF.

6. Ryan Roberts, 3B.

7. Christian Colon, 2B.

8. Casey Kotchman, 1B.

9. Jarrod Dyson, CF.

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