Sunday, February 18, 2018
MLB news: Padres sign Hosmer
The San Diego Padres have made their big splash, signing 1B Eric Hosmer to an eight year, $144 million deal. The deal includes an opt-out after the 5th year.
The Padres have a pretty lackluster offense. It's led by Wil Myers, but the rest isn't that good. Hosmer is now that guy that will lead the offense. He's also a really good defender. The deal is very big, and it's Scott Boras at work once again, but we'll see how it works out.
Hosmer, 28, had a .318 batting average, 25 homers and 94 RBIs in 671 Plate Appearances for the Kansas City Royals in 2017. In his MLB career, all for the Royals, Hosmer has a batting average of .284, with 127 homers, 566 RBIs and 60 stolen bases in 4393 Plate Appearances.