The Chicago Cubs designated veteran first baseman Eric Hosmer for assignment on Friday, the team announced.
The move comes five months after the Boston Red Sox released him. That followed the San Diego Padres paying $44 million of his salary in a trade to Boston last year.
Hosmer is a former All-Star, who was a clubhouse leader on the Kansas City Royals and World Series champion.
This season, Homer is hitting .234 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 94 at-bats for the Cubs. He will inevitably be released in the coming days and return to the open market.
The 33 year-old Homer was an All-Star in 2016 and a Silver Slugger winner in 2017. He has also won four Gold Gloves at first base in his career and was a major part of the Kansas City Royals’ World Series-winning team in 2015.
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