For Pete's Sake

Royals’ Eric Hosmer is dating Kacie McDonnell

Kacie and Hoz
Kacie and Hoz Eric Hosmer/Instagram

The Royals are in the midst of a nine-game road trip, but Thursday was an off day.

First baseman Eric Hosmer apparently used his free day to go on a date with girlfriend ... Kacie McDonnell.

You may recall that McDonnell moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City to be closer with then-boyfriend, Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray.

The two were engaged for a while before breaking it off.

McDonnell is working as part of Sporting Kansas City's broadcast team and is KSHB’s traffic reporter.

Hosmer posted this photo of himself with McDonnell early this morning.



A photo posted by Eric Hosmer (@hosmer305) on

McDonnell posted this to her Instagram account:



A photo posted by Kacie McDonnell (@kaciemcdonnell) on

Apparently, this is heart-breaking news for some of Hosmer's biggest fans, as you can see from the comments. Among them:

"Life is over"

"Well this breaks my heart..."

"time to unfollow this man.."