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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman | #30

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (3) / KC
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Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 and hit his 18th homer Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
The homer was Hosmer's fifth of the month, which is his best total of any month this season. Three of those were hit in three games in Cincinnati three weeks ago. Other than that series, he still hasn't shown any signs of All-Star form in months. He's hitting .252 with just 68 RBI and 72 runs scored in 156 games. Sep 30 - 12:25 AM

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Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Hunter Dozier's focus early in camp will be on first base.

"He'll take a lot of ground balls there," Yost said. "We bounced him around a lot last year. But we're going to concentrate with him at first base early." Dozier was drafted as a shortstop in 2013, but quickly moved over to third base and has also played in the outfield. The only pure first baseman on the Royals' 40-man roster is Samir Duenez, a 22-year-old prospect who hasn't played above Double-A. It sounds like Dozier has a real chance of being the Royals' everyday first baseman to start the 2018 season, assuming they are unable to re-sign Eric Hosmer.
Feb 14 - 4:30 PM

Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports that due to the slowly developing free agent market, the club could still bring back Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer or Lorenzo Cain.

The Royals entered the off-season expecting to let all three stars depart, due in part to the expectation that they would be able to land extremely lucrative multi-year deals through free agency. The list of potential landing spots for those bats has diminished however, and more and more teams are playing it cautiously regarding long-term contracts. If they remain on the market for another couple of weeks, the Royals could legitimately enter back into the fold as likely destinations.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:22:00 PM

A source tells Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald that the Red Sox are trying to sign both J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.

That would take a massive financial commitment, but it could also be an excellent counter-punch to the rival Yankees landing Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins last week. Red Sox executives met with Martinez at the Winter Meetings in Orlando on Wednesday and it sounds like there might be some mutual interest there. Recent reports have the Padres as the current favorite for Hosmer, but you'd have to think Boston could make the better bid of those two teams.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:17:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Red Sox are telling teams they'd prefer to trade for an impact bat now rather than wait out the markets for J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.

It could all be posturing, of course, but Martinez and Hosmer are both represented by Scott Boras, who is known to wait as long as possible for his clients to sign in hopes of getting the best possible deal. The Red Sox are seeking a middle-of-the-order bat this winter and the Yankees' acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton no doubt made that need even more urgent.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 05:15:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Wil Myers would be willing to move from first base to the outfield if the Padres were able to land Eric Hosmer in free agency.

Heyman says Myers was recently approached about the idea by Padres management and didn't hesitate in stating his willingness to change positions. San Diego has been one of the few teams that have been mentioned as suitors for Hosmer early on, and this seems to confirm their seriousness in that pursuit. Myers spent the first three years of his career playing primarily in the outfield, so this wouldn't be a huge undertaking for him.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 04:05:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Royals "are seriously weighing" re-signing Mike Moustakas.

Heyman writes that the Royals "now seem less inclined to do a rebuild" and will take their best shot at re-signing both Eric Hosmer and Moustakas, but they've "all but given up hope" of retaining Lorenzo Cain. The report adds that owner David Glass "seems to have come to the conclusion they team can remain competitive and doesn’t want to disappoint an enthusiastic fan base." Hosmer and Moustakas might be able to get $200+ million between them this offseason, so it's hard to imagine the Royals bringing back both of them. But, it does sound like they'll make an earnest effort. Hosmer has been seen as the free agent of theirs that they'd most like to retain, but he'll also cost the most.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo suggested Tuesday that Hunter Dozier could play first base for the team in 2018.

Eric Hosmer is likely to depart as a free agent this winter, so the Royals are considering a variety of new looks at first base. Dozier was drafted (eighth overall) as a third baseman in 2013 and has primarily played the hot corner in the minor leagues, but the 26-year-old does have a bit of experience on the other side of the diamond. Cheslor Cuthbert is another possibility to take over for Hosmer, though he could be needed at third base if impending free agent Mike Moustakas also leaves Kansas City.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 07:59:00 PM

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