Red Sox Acquire 1B Eric Hosmer from the San Diego Padres
After a busy night of trading the Red Sox are still making moves today. San Diego Padres 1st baseman Eric Hosmer was supposed to be part of the megadeal the Padres made for Juan Soto this morning, but he invoked his no trade clause to the Washington Nationals.
The Padres are expected to pay a considerable amount of Hosmer’s salary as the Red Sox did them a favor taking him off their hands.
With the Sox desperately needing a first baseman, Hosmer is a massive upgrade. Hosmer is under team control until 2025 and the Padres will be paying the majority of his salary. He also has been mentoring Red Sox top prospect Triston Casas as the two went to the same high school in Florida.
Hosmer is hitting .272 with a .727 OPS this year, with eight home runs and 40 RBIs. In his 12-year major league career, he owns a .277 batting average and .765 OPS. He’s won four Gold Glove Awards (2013-15, 2017) and was an All-Star in 2016.
With Eric Hosmer out of the Juan Soto trade after rejecting a deal to Washington, the Boston Red Sox swooped in and will acquire him from San Diego, sources tell ESPN. The finances are unclear: Padres could pick up a chunk of money — or could send along a prospect with Hosmer.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 2, 2022
The #RedSox have acquired Eric Hosmer from the Padres. In 90 games this year, he is hitting .272 with 40 runs batted in. A huge upgrade at first for Boston. #MLB | #DirtyWater
— Jamie Gatlin (@JamieGatlin17) August 2, 2022