Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports
Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports

Former Cubs first baseman Eric Hosmer retires from baseball

by - Senior Editor -

Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Eric Hosmer has decided to retire from major league baseball.

Hosmer's career was never really the same after the 2019 season with San Diego, where he hit 22 home runs and drove in 99 runs.

Following his time with the Padres, he spent half a season with the Boston Red Sox before signing a one-year contract with the Cubs last offseason.

However, his time with the Northsiders was marred by disappointment, as he played only 31 games and posted a 0.5 WAR. He was subsequently released on May 25, 2023.

The plan was for Hosmer to mentor prospect Matt Mervis at the big league level but it didn't materialize.

Hosmer announced his retirement on social media and said that he was starting a new company called MoonBall Media with the first project of a podcast.

We extend our best wishes to Hosmer in his retirement and his future endeavors!

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