Quote to note

"I like the fact that he's staying back, his swing's shorter, he's crisper to the ball, he's behind the ball better, he's hitting balls to all fields, barreling balls up. He looks good. He's getting there."
-- Royals manager Ned Yost on Eric Hosmer's four-game hitting streak (7-for-15) that raised his average to .288 entering Friday.

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