Off the wire
Posted: March 7, 2013 at 3:50 a.m.
BASEBALL Hosmer replaces Teixeira Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been called upon to replace injured New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira on the United States team for the World Baseball Classic. Hosmer received a text message late Tuesday from Tony Clark of the players union, asking if he’d be interested in a spot on the roster. After getting a call from U.S. Manager Joe Torre and receiving the blessing of the Royals, Hosmer quickly agreed to join the Americans. “It’s a great opportunity,” Hosmer told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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