KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two new reports indicate the San Diego Padres are prepared to make a big offer for Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer.
MLB Network and ESPN’s Buster Olney report the Padres are going to make the KC free agent a six-year, $120 million deal.
Hosmer, who received his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger award in 2017, rejected a qualifying offer from the Royals in November. The $17.4-million contract would have kept Hosmer in KC for one more year had he accepted.