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  • Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres have finalized their $144 million, eight-year contract. The team announced the signing after Hosmer passed his physical. The four-time Gold Glove winner and 2016 All-Star will be introduced during a news conference Tuesday morning at Padres camp in Peoria, Arizona.

, FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer hits an RBI-single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 that free agent first baseman Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

20 of February 2018 04:23:54

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres have finalized their $144 million, eight-year contract.

The team announced the signing Monday night after Hosmer passed his physical. The first baseman, who spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City before becoming a free agent this offseason, can opt out of the deal after five years.

The contract is the largest in Padres history.

Hosmer gets a $5 million signing bonus payable within 30 days of the contract being approved by the commissioner's office. His salary is $20 million each year from 2018-22 and would be $13 million annually from 2023-25 if he doesn't terminate the deal.

A four-time Gold Glove winner and 2016 All-Star, Hosmer will be introduced during a news conference Tuesday morning at Padres camp in Peoria, Arizona.

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