"Hoz is close," Yost said. "I'm looking at the numbers and he's close. I think Salvy, Hoz, Moose and [Jason] Vargas are all legitimate [candidates] for the All-Star Game.
"Moose is [unlisted]. But Hoz is close. He's more than deserving. So is Moose."
Hosmer, who is hitting .315 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs, is one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Since April 26, Hosmer is hitting .368 with a .981 OPS.
Hosmer was flattered that he has Yost hitting the campaign trial for him, especially since the game is in Miami, close to Hosmer's home near South Miami.
"That would mean a lot this year," Hosmer said. "It would be great going back home.
"And it would be great, especially because of how my season started. But there are a lot of good first basemen out there who are deserving. At the end of the day, if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. But it would be really cool."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Anaheim.