Reports say Hosmer signs with Padres

Calvin Saunders
February 20, 2018

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.

Eric Hosmer, one of the franchise cornerstone's that powered the Kansas City Royals to a World Series title, is heading to San Diego.

KMBC will have more on this breaking story. He gets a guaranteed $6 million, according to multiple reports, including $4 million this season and a $2 million buyout.

Throughout the quiet months on the free-agent market this winter, agent Scott Boras - who represents Hosmer - and the Royals harped on Hosmer's leadership skills.

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He also has a full no-trade clause for the first three seasons and limited no-trade protection afterward, according to Bleacher Report. Hosmer will make $105 million in the first five years.

Despite Hosmer being one of the top free agents available, there appeared to be limited interest in him over the winter. Back-to-back American League pennants and a World Series championship followed.

Hosmer is coming off the best season of his career, batting.318 and tying his career-high 25 home runs while playing in 162 games.

Hosmer, who helped lead the Royals to the World Series title in 2015, is a four-time Gold Glove Award victor and earned the All-Star Game MVP award in his lone appearance in the Midsummer Classic in 2016. Not only that, but Hosmer would win the All-Star MVP that year.

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