Red Sox acquired Eric Hosmer after he activated a no-trade clause in a deal with Juan Soto

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Boston Red Sox acquired first baseman Eric Hosmer from the San Diego Padres after what was certainly a wild day for a first baseman.

Hosmer was originally scheduled to go to the Washington Nationals. in the blockbuster Juan Soto trade, but the Nats were one of 10 teams subject to his limited trade ban. He decided to use this to his advantage.

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Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres high fives during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 25, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.

Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres high fives during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 25, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Hosmer would go from a postseason contender in San Diego to possibly the worst team in all of baseball.

Instead, he heads to the east coast, where the Sox may not pose a legitimate threat but are still on the hunt after the season ends.

Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres at-bats during the first half against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24, 2022 in New York City.

Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres at-bats during the first half against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24, 2022 in New York City.
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Hosmer is hitting .272 with a .727 OPS and is likely to be Boston’s everyday baseman, putting Bobby Dulbeck on the shelf. Dalbek is batting .205 this season.

Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres (right) celebrates with teammate Fernando Tatis Jr.  after they both hit in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 18, 2021 in San Diego, California.

Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres (right) celebrates with teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. after they both hit in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 18, 2021 in San Diego, California.
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The Red Sox go 52-52, three games behind the Seattle Mariners for last place in the American League.