Infielder Eric Hosmer, who was assigned the assignment from the Boston Red Sox last month, is heading to the Chicago Cubs.
On the 5th (Korean time), the official homepage of Major League Baseball quoted media reports and said that Hosmer had agreed to a contract with the Cubs. The club has yet to officially acknowledge the contents of the contract as the medical test is left.
Hosmer is a veteran first baseman who won Gold Gloves in 2013-2015 and 2017, Silver Slugger in 2017, and MVP in the 2016 All-Star Game. He appeared in 1658 major league games, posting 196 home runs, 879 RBIs, a batting average of 0.277 and a slugging percentage of 0.428.
Hosmer signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with the San Diego Padres in 2018 and transferred. However, after transferring to San Diego, his offensive power went downhill, and he was frequently traded.
He was included on the San Diego trade card with the Washington Nationals, which included Juan Soto, last year, but was traded to Boston when he vetoed the trade against Washington안전놀이터. Boston assigned Hosmer after the season and put him on the free agent market.
Major League Baseball’s official website said, “Given his contract status, the Cubs pose no risk at all. San Diego still has to pay the rest on an eight-year, $144 million contract. With three years and $39 million still remaining, the Cubs will not be able to take the hose. “You only have to pay Mur the league minimum ($720,000),” he explained.
He continued, “The Cubs were a big hole at first base last year. Hosmer can be an insurance that will add depth to the team’s lineup when the season begins. There is also the possibility of a platooning role with Patrick Wisdom.” did.