Cubs pay minimum wage and ‘release’ Hosmer to one-year contract

The American Major League Baseball (MLB) Chicago Cubs signed Eric Hosmer (34) on a one-year contract. reported on the 5th (Korean time) that “Hosmer has agreed to a contract with the Cubs.” The media added that the physical examination is still pending, and that the contract has not been finalized.

The advantage of Hosmer is its cheap ransom. Hosmer’s former team, San Diego, signed Hosmer for eight years and $144 million ahead of the 2018 season, and there are still three years and $39 million left on the contract. San Diego paid his full ransom and traded him to the Boston Red Sox, but Boston also released Hosmer after last season. The Cubs found him who had no place to go, and he only has to pay the minimum salary as long as he has a remaining contract. 토토사이트

Although he has become somewhat bleak, Hosmer is one of MLB’s leading veterans. He led his parent team, the Kansas City Royals, to the World Series championship in 2015, was an All-Star in 2016, and won the American League first baseman Gold Glove 4 times (2013-2015, 2017). He is also known as a senior who was close to Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), whom he played with until last year. However, his batting sluggishness is serious. Last season, he had a batting average of 0.268 with 44 RBIs and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.716.

Even Hosmer can be a force for the Cubs. The Cubs’ first baseman performance last season was only 0.223 OPS and 0.627.

In the long run, of course, there are substitutes. said, “The Cubs will soon call up Matt Murvis, the team’s 21st-ranked prospect, but their goal is not to rush his debut.” In the Arizona Fall League, he had a 6 home run OPS of 0.914.” “Mervis could get a chance to join the Cubs’ Opening Day roster this coming spring, but at least Hosmer will thicken the roster early in the season,” he said.