Eric Hosmer, who won the World Series with Kansas City
Eric Hosmer (34), who once played as a top hitter in the Major League Baseball (MLB) but was reduced to a ‘scam’ after signing as a free agent, finally announced his retirement. did.
Hosmer said on his social media on the 22nd (Korean time), “Unfortunately, my life as an active player has come to an end, but (going forward) I will do my best to give back to baseball what I received.”
He added, “It takes 110 percent effort mentally and physically to play in the major leagues, but I’m not at that point right now. I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished with the great people I’ve worked with.”
Hosmer, who debuted with the Kansas City Royals in 2011, recorded a career batting average of 0.276, 198 home runs, and 893 RBI until last year.
A four-time Gold Glove winner, he led Kansas City to a World Series victory in 2015 and was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the All-Star Game in 2016.
Eric Hosmer played with Ha-Sung Kim in San Diego in the 2022 season
Based on these achievements, Hosmer signed a large contract worth $144 million over 8 years with the San Diego Padres in 2018.
However, Hosmer, whose hitting skills declined after moving to San Diego, was traded to the Boston Red Sox in the second half of the 2022 season, but performed even worse and was released after the season.
Last year, he signed a minimum salary contract with the Chicago Cubs and attempted to make a comeback, but was released again after 31 games.
After failing to find a team, Hosmer eventually announced his retirement.
However, it is known that Hosmer will receive an average annual salary of $13 million until next year according to the free agent contract he signed with San Diego. 온라인섯다