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1B Hosmer, Padres agree to 8-year deal

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because there had been no formal announcement of Hosmer's signing, which would become official once he passes a physical early in the week. While the final position players reported Sunday - most were already in spring camp - Hosmer wasn't expected until at least Monday.

Hosmer, who spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City, would receive a reported $144 million.

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