All-Star first baseman Eric Hosmer, 34, is once again eligible for free agency. Hosmer has been released by the Cubs.
The Cubs released Hosmer on Monday (Nov. 26), according to a statement from the organization. Hosmer had previously been designated for assignment by the Cubs on April 20.
Hosmer is now a free agent and will need to find a new team. The prospect of finding a new team shouldn’t be too difficult as they will only have to pay him the minimum salary.
The problem is his current form. In 31 games this season, Hosmer is batting .234 with two home runs and 14 RBIs, with a .280 OPS and a .610 slugging percentage.
With those numbers, he could be released immediately, even if he finds a new team. Something that is likely to happen again with the Cubs.먹튀검증
Hosmer was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox last August and then released in December of that year, this time out of a Cubs uniform.
Hosmer’s contract with San Diego runs through the 2025 season. He makes $13 million per year. San Diego is responsible for all but the minimum salary.