Eric Hosmer (34) is heading to the Chicago Cubs.
Reporter Jesse Rogers of the American sports media ‘ESPN’ said on his SNS on the 5th (Korean time), “Hosmer and the Cubs have agreed to a contract.” The terms of the contract were not known, but later, according to reporter Patrick Mooney of the North American sports media ‘The Athletic’, “I signed a one-year contract. He receives the lowest annual salary in the major leagues (720,000 dollars, about 900 million won), and San Diego must continue to pay the remaining annual salary of the contract of 144 million dollars (about 183.1 billion won).” For reference, Hosmer’s annual salary last year was $21 million (approximately 26.7 billion won).
Hosmer is a veteran first baseman with a batting average of .277 (1731 hits in 6255 at-bats), 196 homers, 879 RBIs, and an OPS of .764 in 1658 major league games. In 2021 and last year, he played with Ha-Sung Kim in San Diego. However, last year in San Diego, he recorded a batting average of .272 (91 hits in 335 bats), 8 home runs, and 40 RBIs with an OPS of .727 in 90 games in San Diego, and was traded to Boston, where he was released after only 14 business trips.
Hosmer signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with San Diego ahead of the 2018 season. However, during his contract period, he was practically unable to do his part, and San Diego persistently tried to trade Horsemeat. It seemed to be headed to the Washington Nationals as it was included in the Juan Soto trade that was carried out ahead of the trade deadline last year, but Hosmer exercised his right to veto the trade, so Luke Voit left instead. However, he accepted the trade to go to Boston. 토토
Once released from Boston, Hosmer signed a minimum-salary contract, but receives the remaining annual salary of the eight-year contract he signed with San Diego. He has a contract worth 39 million dollars (approximately 49.6 billion won) over the next three years and receives an annual salary of 13 million dollars (approximately 16.5 billion won).