August 2, 2022

Red Sox Trade For Veteran 1B Eric Hosmer

The Red Sox acquired veteran first baseman Eric Hosmer on Tuesday in a deal with the Padres.

Boston sent prospect Jay Groome to San Diego for Hosmer, infielder Max Ferguson (SD's #11 prospect), outfielder Corey Rosier (#26) and cash.

Hosmer, 32, is owed $39 million from 2023-25. It's not yet known what portion of that amount will be paid by the Red Sox.'s Ian Browne offers a "reasonable" scenario in which Hosmer and Triston Casas, both left-handed hitting first basemen, share the 1B/DH slots since J.D. Martinez is a free agent at the end of this season.

Hosmer was reportedly part of the Padres-Nationals blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto to San Diego, but the Nationals were on Hosmer's no-trade list. In 90 games this year (his 12th major league season), Hosmer is hitting .272/.336/.391.

The Red Sox are a disappointing 52-52 and in last place in the AL East, but are still situated only three games out of the wild card race with 58 games remaining.

1 comment:

FenFan said...

From the latest I've heard, the Padres gave the Red Sox the $44M to cover the remaining cost of Hosmer's contract.