When the Padres entered Hosmer’s eight-year, $ 144MM contract in 2018, he hoped the former Royal would be a consistently valuable contributor to a perennial playoff team. Both Hosmer and Padres went flat in the first two years of the contract, but their fortunes have changed this season. With a 30-year-old Hosmer, .288 and 344 /? For a line of a new fleet ball-oriented approach. The Padres are home with eight home runs in 128 plate appearances with .542 (good for career 137 wRC +). 26-17 and in possession of the National League’s No. 1 wild-card spot.
Although losing this version of Holmes is less than ideal for the Padres, they made contingency plans on the first basis before the December 31 deadline, acquiring Mitch Morland From the Red Sox. Morland looks as if he will see Bulk’s work on the situation up to Hosmer’s back. Although Morland has also seen time as a DH since joining the Pads, it appears that he will have to reshuffle several players at that location for at least the next few weeks.