Report: Royals offer 1B Eric Hosmer 7-year $147 million contract - KCTV5

Report: Royals offer 1B Eric Hosmer 7-year $147 million contract

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USA TODAY reports the organization offered Hosmer a franchise-record seven-year contract worth $147 million. (KCTV5) USA TODAY reports the organization offered Hosmer a franchise-record seven-year contract worth $147 million. (KCTV5)
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The Kansas City Royals have offered highly-coveted first baseman Eric Hosmer a record-breaking deal to stay with the club, according to a report from Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY.

Nightengale reports the organization offered Hosmer a franchise-record seven-year contract worth $147 million.

The All-Star corner infielder also has a seven-year, $140 million offer from the San Diego Padres, which Nightengale says would be $1 million less a year than the Royals’ deal.

In the report, Nightengale said that the length of the proposals were confirmed by high-ranking members of the Padres and Royals, but say they declined to divulge the total guarantee, or whether opt-out provisions or buyouts are in the offers.

Hosmer, 28, is coming off a year in which he posted career-best numbers in several categories. He hit .318 with 25 home runs, 94 RBIs and a .385 on-base percentage. This is the second straight season that Hosmer has hit at least 25 homers with 90 or more RBIs.

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