Hosmer one week away from swinging bat

Hosmer one week away from swinging bat

KANSAS CITY -- Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that while Eric Hosmer's fractured right hand was "healing nicely," he won't resume swinging a bat for another week.

The announcement comes after Hosmer, who was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 1, had a CT scan before Kansas City's 7-3 win Thursday.

When the Royals put him on the DL, Hosmer's recovery time was a projected three to six weeks.

The first baseman is hitting .267/.312/.377 in 104 games this season.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.