Padres, Eric Hosmer Agree To Eight-Year Deal

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Padres Optimistic In Pursuit Of Eric Hosmer

According to San Diego Union-Tribune writer Kevin Acee, first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres.

Eric Hosmer's contract will be the largest in #Padres history. He is a career.284/.342/.439 hitter worth 14.1 WAR over that span.

The Kansas City Royals may be saying goodbye to another cornerstone of their World Series championship team.

It exceeds the six-year $83 million deal first baseman/outfielder Wil Myers sign with San Diego in 2017.

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That leaves third baseman Mike Moustakas, whose chances of returning to Kansas City may have improved after the Hosmer deal.

Hosmer is in the prime of his career and was rumored to be looking for a multi-year deal.

He was an All-Star in 2016 and has won four Gold Gloves. Signing Hosmer shows some much-needed direction for the Padres, who finished 71-91 last season - their seventh consecutive season below.500.

The signing will certainly speed up the Padres' rebuild. The deal reportedly includes an opt-out after the fifth season. The move caps off an uncharacteristically slow winter, which will hopefully allow more dominoes to fall.

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