It won't be the first time that Hosmer has represented his country.
Hosmer was one of six Royals farmhands who played in qualifying for the 2010 Pan American Games tournament. He hit .389 with a homer and seven RBIs during the competition.
"Just hearing the national anthem on the line, and looking up and down the line and seeing the 24 guys you're representing your country with, there's no better feeling than that," Hosmer said, "and I couldn't be more excited to see these guys."
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