OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a two-run double in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 15, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer received the American League’s 2017 Silver Slugger Award among first basemen.
According to a news release from the Royals, Hosmer is the 10th Royal to earn the Silver Slugger honor and only the second first baseman, joining George Brett.
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Hosmer earned his fourth career Rawlings Gold Glove on Tuesday. He’s the seventh American League first baseman to earn a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award in the same season.
Salvador Perez won the award last year for his position, and Kendrys Morales won in 2015 as a DH.