The fall of first baseman Eric Hosmer (34), who ate rice with Kim Ha-sung in the San Diego Padres until last July, continues. In less than a year after last summer’s trade, he was released twice and was left with no place to go.
The Chicago Cubs released Hosmer on the 26th (Korean time). On the 20th, Yang also made a decision to designate (DFA), but during the waiver period, the team he wanted did not come out, and he parted with Hosmer with a complete release.
Hosmer, who signed a contract with the Cubs last January, has been sluggish with a batting average of .234 (22 hits in 94 at-bats), 2 home runs, 14 RBIs, 6 walks, 25 strikeouts, .280 slugging percentage, .330 OPS, and .610 in 31 games. His sluggishness was evident with a batting average of 1.8 2 Lee (4 hits in 22 at-bats) and 1 RBI OPS of .399 in 7 games in May.
Even before joining the Cubs, Hosmer was released by the Boston Red Sox. He moved from San Diego to Boston through a trade in August of last year, but hit bottom with a batting average of .204 (11 hits in 50 at-bats), no home runs, four RBIs, and an OPS of .631 in 14 games due to a back injury.
Hosmer, a left-handed first baseman who was a top prospect and was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2008 draft, made his big league debut in 2011. He was a member of the 2015 Kansas City World Series championship, winning four Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger. He was also selected as an All-Star once.
Hosmer, who increased his value by hitting 25 homers for two consecutive years from 2016 to 2017 and showed his long-running power, signed a large free agent contract with San Diego in February 2018 for 8 years and $144 million. However, he did not perform well for his ransom, and his performance declined sharply from 2011, and he became a headache for San Diego.
In August of last year, San Diego traded Hosmer to Boston and agreed to pay most of it, up to $36.78 million of the remaining $39 million in annual salary until 2025. However, Boston released Hosmer for almost no cost, and gave up on the Cubs, who signed for the lowest salary in the major leagues, $720,000.
Even the minimum wage is not enough to show productivity. It has been sluggish for three years, and it is difficult to expect a rebound as he is in his mid-30s. Since Hosmer will receive an annual salary of 13 million dollars next year and the following year from San Diego, the team that wants only has to pay the minimum annual salary, but even that is not easy. 토토사이트
Until this year, Hosmer’s career performance in 13 major league seasons is a batting average of .276, 1,753 hits, 198 home runs, and 893 RBIs, OPS of .762. /