Red Sox Get 1B Eric Hosmer, 2 Minor Leaguers From Padres


Boston Red Sox News Release

BOSTON, MA— The Boston Red Sox today got very first baseman Eric Hosmer, minors infielder Max Ferguson, minors outfielder Corey Rosier, and money factors to consider from the San Diego Padres, in exchange for minors left-handed pitcher Jay Groome

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Flower made the statement.

Hosmer, 32, has actually played in 1,644 video games with the Kansas City Royals (2011-17) and Padres (2018-22), batting.277 (1,720-for-6,210) with 196 crowning achievement, 875 RBI, and a. 765 OPS. Picked by Kansas City in the preliminary (3rd total) of the 2008 June Draft, the left-handed batter is a four-time Gold Glove Award recipient (2013-15, ’17) and was two times honored as the Les Milgram Royals Gamer of the Year (2013, 2016). His only All-Star Video game look was available in 2016, when he was called MVP of the Midsummer Classic. Born in South Miami, Hosmer was the Royals’ candidate for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2014 and 2016.

In 2022, Hosmer has actually struck.272 (91-for-335) with 16 doubles, 8 crowning achievement, 40 RBI, and a. 727 OPS in 90 video games. He was a crucial member of Kansas City’s 2015 World Series champion club, and in 2017 he assisted Group U.S.A. win the World Baseball Classic title. No gamer in Royals history has more postseason RBI than Hosmer’s 29, as he set a single-postseason franchise record with 12 in 2014 and after that broke his own mark with 17 throughout the club’s title-winning run in 2015. In 24 profession video games at Fenway Park, Hosmer has actually gone 35-for-99 (.354) with 3 crowning achievement. He has actually taped a greater batting average and OPS (.889) at Fenway than he has at any ballpark in which he has actually dipped into least 20 video games.

Ferguson, 22, is ranked by Baseball America as the Padres’ No. 23 possibility. In 2022, the left-handed player has actually batted.221 (76-for-344) in 91 video games in between Low-A Lake Elsinore and High-A Fort Wayne, taping a. 365 on-base portion with 13 doubles, 8 triples, 6 crowning achievement, 50 RBI, 77 runs scored, 75 strolls, and 55 taken bases in 60 efforts. Picked by San Diego in the 5th round of the 2021 First-Year Gamer Draft out of the University of Tennessee, Ferguson ranks 3rd in Minors Baseball in takes. This season, he has actually made 55 starts at shortstop, 25 at 2nd base, 7 in center field, and 2 at designated player.

Rosier, 22, has actually invested the whole 2022 season with Fort Wayne, batting.263 (81-for-308) in 85 video games with a. 381 on-base portion, 7 doubles, 8 triples, 6 crowning achievement, 54 strolls, and 33 taken bases in 37 efforts. Picked by the Seattle Mariners in the 12 th round of the 2021 First-Year Gamer Draft out of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he has actually made 77 starts in left field and 7 in center field this season. Throughout his existing 10-game striking streak, which started July 17, Rosier has actually struck.447 (17-for-38) with 10 RBI and 7 takes.

Groome, 23, is 4-5 with a 3.59 PERIOD (37 ER/92.2 IP) in 19 looks (17 starts) in between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester this season. Ranked as one of Boston’s leading potential customers by both Baseball America ( No. 13) and MLB.com (No. 11), the left-hander is 12-22 with a 4.46 PERIOD (127 ER/256.0 IP) in 60 profession minors looks (58 starts) because being picked by Boston in the preliminary (12 th total) in the 2016 First-Year Gamer Draft.