The wait is finally over and at last, we have a major signing in this frozen offseason, and it looks like Scott Boras' negotiation skills finally paid off, as the San Diego Padres sign the first baseman Eric Hosmer to a major contract.
According to Scott Miller from Bleacher Report, the 28-year-old agreed to an 8-year-long deal worth $144 million, earning $20 M the for each of the first 5 years of the contract and $13 M for each of the remaining years. Also, the deal includes an opt-out after 5 years, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com.
The slugger has spent his whole career with the Kansas City Royals. He was drafted in 2008 by the organization and he enjoyed great success during his tenure at the Kauffman Stadium, reaching to World Series and winning one in 2015, earning the first title of the franchise since 1985.
Also, he was named an All-Star in 2016 and won the game's MVP. He has 4 Golden Gloves and one Silver Slugger. He holds a career average of .284 , with 1,132 hits, 127 HR's and 566 RBI's.