AP source: Hosmer, Padres reach preliminary eight-year deal

From FOX Sports - February 18, 2018

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP)A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because there had been no formal announcement of Hosmers signing, which would become official once he passes a physical early in the week. While the final position players reported Sundaymost were already in spring campHosmer wasnt expected until at least Monday.

Hosmer, who spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City, would receive a reported $144 million.


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