Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = All-Star first baseman Eric Hosmer (34), who was recently released from the Boston Red Sox, will make a new nest with the Chicago Cubs.
On the 5th (Korean time), the official website of Major League Baseball, ‘MLB.com’, announced that the Cubs and Hosmer had agreed to a one-year contract.
Currently, Hosmer has three years and $39 million left with the San Diego Padres, and San Diego pays the rest if the Cubs pay only the minimum wage.
Hosmer, who spent 12 seasons in the major leagues, was once a defensive first baseman.
Hosmer, who made his big league debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2011, played for Kansas City through 2017, hitting double-digit home runs six times. He hit 25 home runs in two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017, establishing himself as a top-class first baseman. 안전놀이터
Later, Hosmer, who became a free agent ahead of the 2018 season, hit the ‘jackpot’ with a large 8-year, $144 million contract with San Diego.
Hosmer, who had a batting average of 0.265 and 22 home runs in his first year, only hit 12 home runs in 2021 and 8 home runs last year, and was eventually traded to Boston during the season. As the slump continued in Boston, he suffered the humiliation of being released after the season.