Yesterday, there appeared to be a slight roadblock in the Juan Soto trade.
Eric Hosmer was originally set to go back to the Washington Nationals in the trade, but Hosmer declined, as he has a no-trade clause to Washington in his contract.
Ultimately, the San Diego Padres worked around it and sent Luke Voit back to D.C.
But the Red Sox appear to have gotten him for a bargain.
A Red Sox fan page tweeted how little the team is going to have to pay him, since the Padres are taking on the vast majority of his salary.
According to the Associated Press, the Red Sox owe Eric Hosmer:
The Padres are paying $43,566,713
— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) August 3, 2022
Sox Get Hosmer For A Bargain
Hosmer isn’t a free agent again until after the 2025 season.
He signed an eight-year deal with the Padres prior to the 2018 season.
But the Red Sox are really getting him for a bargain.
Not only do they finally have an upgrade at first base over Bobby Dalbec, but they don’t have to pay him all that much.
As it turns out, buying and selling at the same time worked out just fine for the Red Sox.
And in the case of Hosmer, they won’t have to pay him hardly anything.
They’ll have him for the next three years after this year and will essentially have him for free.