Royals All-Star First Baseman Reportedly Heading to San Diego

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MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported its an eight-year contract with an opt-out after five years.

Hosmer, who helped lead the Royals to the World Series title in 2015, is a four-time Gold Glove Award victor and earned the All-Star Game MVP award in his lone appearance in the Midsummer Classic in 2016.

A new face will be seen at first base for the Kansas City Royals in the future.

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Eric Hosmer's extended run as a free agent appears to be nearing its end.

Hosmer, a four-time Gold Glove victor, posted a.318/.385/.498 slashline last season with 94 RBIs, 98 runs scored and six steals. The Rays received shortstop prospect Jermaine Palacios as part of the deal with the Twins and will get a player to be named later from the Angels.

For the Rays in 2017, Odorizzi went 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA. Although he's a career.441 hitter with three home runs at Petco Park, Hosmer has only played eight games in San Diego over the course of his seven years in the major leagues. His production dipped after the All-Star break, however the 28-year-old still posted career highs in several categories, including runs (84), hits (166) and home runs (27). Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million. The Reds offered $5.1 million.

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