As Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings wrap up, teams are homing in on their targets. And it appears the San Diego Padres have a man in mind. The Padres have emerged as the “clear-cut” favorites to sign free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale reported Thursday morning. The Boston Red Sox still are in the mix for Hosmer, per Nightengale, but San Diego reportedly is the front-runner after meeting face-to-face twice with the former Kansas City Royal. Hosmer is one of the bigger free agent names on the market this winter, and a player the Red Sox reportedly could be interested in as they search for a power bat.
Padres Emerge As ‘Clear-Cut Favorites’ To Sign Eric Hosmer
NESN | Dec 14