The baseball seasonended Wednesday

12 junio, 2019

MLB free agency rumors: Red Sox eyeing Royals’ Eric Hosmer

The baseball seasonended Wednesday, but that doesn't mean news from America's pastime will stop. One rumor has already hit the wire that the Red Sox are expected to go after Royals free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer this winter.According to FanRag Sports, the Red Sox will be looking to upgrade their offenseafter the team's batting average went down some 24 points the seasonafter David Ortiz retired.One of the main reasons for their interest in Hosmer, other than the obvious upgrade at the position, has to do with general manager DaveDombrowski's familiarity with the All-Star first baseman from his time in the AL Central.Hosmeris coming off an incredible season in which he batted.318 with 25 home runs and 94 RBIs. He posted career bestsin games played (162), runs scored (98), home runs, walks (66) as well as batting average. He made$12.25 million this past Daniel Norris Jersey season.What may be an even bigger draw for the Red Sox to pursue the 28-year-old slugger is his ability to go the other way. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is a notorious pitcher's haven with no part of the ballpark particularly favoring the hitter.In contrast, both the right-field corner and Green Monster at Fenway Park are some of theeasier parts of any ballpark in baseball to hit ahome run.Hosmer is notorious for using the entire field, and he has hit just as many home runs to left field Michael Fulmer Jersey as he did to center and right in recent years. The short porch at Fenway Park could only help him.