‘All-Star’ veteran first baseman, only 14G in Boston… Eventually DFA
Eric Hosmer, who played 12 seasons in the major leagues, was assigned by the Boston Red Sox.
On the 17th (Korean time), Boston said on its official website, “The club has assigned Hosmer. The spot will be taken by minor league right-hander Wyatt Mills, who was recently traded from the Kansas City Royals.”
Hosmer is a veteran first baseman who played 12 seasons in the majors with the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres and Boston. He had a career batting average of 0.277, 196 home runs, 879 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.764. He won an All-Star, four Gold Gloves, and a Silver Slugger. 토토사이트
Before the 2018 season, he signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with San Diego. However, in San Diego, he showed a lower-than-expected appearance, and moved the team to Boston through a trade this season. In Boston, he finished the season with a batting average of 0.268, 8 homers, 44 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.716 while only playing 14 games.
Boston appears to have given Hosmer a DFA in order to debut their top prospect, first baseman Triston Casas, and give him the starting job. In addition, the club is planning to trade Bobby Dalbeck, who is classified as a backup.
‘MLB Trade Rumors’ said, “It is very likely that Hosmer will go as a free agent. With Jose Abreu and Josh Bell currently looking for teams, it will be a new option for many teams.