All-Star 1B Eric Hosmer Retires From MLB

Eric Hosmer with San Diego Padres in 2019
Eric Hosmer with the San Diego Padres in 2019. Photo by Austin Mcafee/CSM/Shutterstock (10226110h)

One-time All-Star first baseman Eric Hosmer has announced his retirement from professional baseball. Hosmer played 13 years in the MLB, suiting up for the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs.

Hosmer played 31 games with the Cubs in the 2023 season. He batted .234 with two homers and 14 RBIs.

After the announcement, Hosmer was congratulated by the Royals, the franchise with whom he spent the first seven years of his career and won a World Series in 2015.

Following his retirement, Hosmer will focus on his newly launched media company, MoonBall Media. As part of the venture, Hosmer is starting a Diggin’ Deep podcast, which he’ll host alongside former pitcher Peter Moylan.

“What we’re doing is digging deep into how people got started in their baseball careers, how something might have happened during their careers that changed them in a big way, things of that nature. That’s going to be something unique and a lot of fun,” said Hosmer in the podcast’s first episode.

Eric Hosmer retires with career stats that include a .276 batting average, 1,753 hits, 198 home runs, and 893 RBIs. He won four Gold Glove Awards and one Silver Slugger Award and has a gold medal from the 2017 World Baseball Classic on his resume.

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