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Hosmer proud to wear No. 30 in honor of Ventura (1:04)
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Hosmer ready to lead Padres (0:59)
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4dJerry Crasnick

Hosmer embraces leadership role with Padres

Eric Hosmer said that he "bought into" the Padres' plan to win a World Series and that he is ready to embrace a leadership role within San Diego's young organization.

5d

Hosmer leaves Padres with overstuffed outfield

Now that San Diego's first base position is in Eric Hosmer's $144 million hands, it seems as if there are 144 million candidates for the one remaining starting spot in the Padres' outfield.

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Padres make big investment in Hosmer (1:06)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Eric Hosmer's three most-cited possible landing spots all rank among the 10 least homer-friendly ballparks in baseball, but at least he picked the most favorable of the three: Petco Park has ranked 22nd (0.913 factor) — also 22nd for lefties (0.921) — since the fences moved in after the 2012 season.

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Sources: Padres, 1B Eric Hosmer agree to deal

The San Diego Padres and free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to an 8-year contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth $144 million, according to multiple reports.

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Padres' Torres on restricted list during DV case

Padres pitcher Jose Torres, who pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault in January, will not be at spring training, and the team says it's taking the matter "very seriously."

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RHP Geltz among 4 banned for drug violations

Former Tampa Bay pitcher Steve Geltz, currently on Philadelphia's Triple-A roster, was banned 100 games after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Three other minor leaguers drew 50-game suspensions.

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Former Padres, D-backs GM Towers dies at 56

Kevin Towers, former general manager of the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, has died at age 56 after a battle with thyroid cancer.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Poignant moment at Sun.'s NY baseball writers dinner with Bob Costas, the HoF's Spink Award winner for broadcasting, at the lectern. He said 2015 Spink winner Dick Enberg called to congratulate him last month and Enberg said he hoped Trevor Hoffman would be elected to the Hall, the Padres would charter a plane, and he would come to Cooperstown in tribute to Hoffman and Costas. Enberg died just over a week later, but Costas said the beauty of the Hall is that Enberg and other honorees will be there forever.

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Padres hacked as false Hosmer news posted

MLB's cybersecurity team is investigating after the Padres' social media accounts were hacked and posts suggesting the team had either agreed to terms with free agent Eric Hosmer or that a deal was imminent were posted.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2Tied-22nd
Batting Average.194Tied-18th
On Base Percentage.30616th
Slugging Percentage.323Tied-17th
Earned Run Average3.00Tied-9th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.44Tied-18th
BAA.35327th