SURPRISE, Ariz. -- First baseman Eric Hosmer and left-handed reliever Tim Collins are expected to get right back into action with the Royals after Team USA was eliminated in the World Baseball Classic.
Hosmer could be in the lineup on Sunday against the White Sox, while Collins is listed to pitch on Monday night against the Rangers.
In six games, Hosmer was 5-for-25 (.200) with one run scored, a double and five RBIs. Collins pitched in two games for a total of one scoreless inning, giving up two hits and two walks with one strikeout.
Four Royals will be in the final round -- second baseman Irving Falu with Puerto Rico and third baseman Miguel Tejada and pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Atahualpa Severino with the Dominican Republic.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.