The San Diego Padres are reportedly looking to make a run at prized free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Per Heyman, the Padres are "thinking big" and remain "strongly in the mix" for Hosmer's services. The 28-year-old Hosmer spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Kansas City Royals before hitting free agency. He is a 2016 All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner who is coming off his most productive offensive season to date. Hosmer hit a career-high .318 last season to go along with 25 home runs, 94 RBI and 98 runs scored for a Royals team that finished 80-82.
Padres Remain 'Strongly in Mix' for Eric Hosmer
Bleacher Report | Dec 12