The Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer, not the White Sox’ Paul Konerko, will replace New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira on the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic.

Konerko was mentioned Tuesday by Team USA manager Joe Torre as a potential replacement for the injured Teixeira, and Sox manager Robin Ventura gave that possibility his blessing. Konerko is a bigger name and has a glossier resumé, but Hosmer bats left-handed, making him a favorable option for the right-handed-heavy Team USA squad.