According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune and Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Eric Hosmer has agreed to an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The details of the deal have not been disclosed, but it is reportedly worth between $140-150 million with an opt-out after five years.
Hosmer, a four-time Gold Glove victor, posted a.318/.385/.498 slashline last season with 94 RBIs, 98 runs scored and six steals. Signing Hosmer shows some much-needed direction for the Padres, who finished 71-91 last season - their seventh consecutive season below.500. He won four Gold Gloves at his position and won the 2017 Silver Slugger award.
Eric Hosmer, one of the franchise cornerstone's that powered the Kansas City Royals to a World Series title, is heading to San Diego. He set personal bests in average, OPS, and slugging percentage. He will also have a full no-trade clause for the first three years of the deal. He also hit 25 home runs for the second season in a row.
Nunez gets a guaranteed $6 million, according to multiple reports, including $4 million this season and a $2 million buyout.
RED SOX: Boston finalized its contract with infielder Eduardo Nunez, a one-year deal with a player option for 2019. With the Yankees last season, Carter batted.201 with eight homers, but the first baseman led the NL with 41 homers for Milwaukee in 2016.