After Refusing Trade To Washington, Eric Hosmer Dealt To The East... Again

Eric Hosmer refused to be part of today's historic Juan Soto blockbuster deal, thanks to his no-trade clause, but now he's part of his second trade of the day, and this time he can't decline it.

Hosmer is headed to the Boston Red Sox, according to Insider Jeff Passan. The Red Sox were not on Hosmer's no-trade list. 

The first baseman still has 3 years and $39M (plus $7M this season) left on the massive 8-year, $144M contract he signed with the Padres in 2018, and according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, San Diego will "almost certainly" be eating most of it. 

Hosmer has been generally a bust since signing that deal as a free agent. Over the last 4 1/2 seasons in San Diego, he's batted .265, down 20 points from his previous career average, and totaled just 69 home runs, and a .737 OPS (down 50 points from his prior mark, with Kansas City).

The Red Sox will now work him into their 1B/DH mix. 

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