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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.
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.
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.
The Red Sox go 52-52, three games behind the Seattle Mariners for last place in the American League.