Eric Hosmer tested his sore left index finger by taking some swings, fielding grounders and having a catch before Wednesday night’s series finale against the Houston Astros.
Hosmer took dry swings, hit off a tee and also took some soft-toss hacks. He hopes he can return to action Thursday night against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium.
“All is well,” he said.
Hosmer sat out this series for the Royals. Manager Ned Yost wanted to give him a chance to let the soreness and swelling leave his finger.
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Hosmer initially injured himself sliding into second base on Saturday. He aggravated the injury a day later. Yost indicated Hosmer could play designated hitter if he returns on Thursday.