Padres Optimistic In Pursuit Of Eric Hosmer

San Diego Padres

Eric Hosmer has reportedly will sign and eight year deal with the San Diego Padres. His recent success reportedly warranted the Padres to offer him a seven-year, $140 million deal earlier in the offseason, but Hosmer's patience ultimately paid off.

This would be the richest deal in the history of the Padres, surpassing the $83 million deal Wil Myers previously signed in 2017.

The 28-year-old, two-time Gold Glove victor hit a career-high.318 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 homers, and drove in 94 runs and scored 98 for the Royals last season. In 12 games between the regular season, World Baseball Classic and the 2016 All-Star Game, he has hit.458/.481/.813 with five homers and 19 RBIs.

Eric Hosmer's extended run as a free agent appears to be nearing its end.

Twins trade for Odorizzi • Minnesota acquired righthanded pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, securing some needed depth for their rotation.

He made one of the signature plays of the 2015 World Series run - he sprinted home in the Top of the 9 in Game 5 against the New York Mets to tie the game.

Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett won his salary-arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year, only their fourth winning record since 1996. Hosmer also receives a $5 million signing bonus.