MLB rumors: Red Sox acquire Eric Hosmer from Padres

before trade deadline originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The San Diego Padres reportedly are on the verge of completing a blockbuster deal

for Washington Nationals star Juan Soto before Tuesday's 6 p.m. ET MLB trade deadline

but they're also making a separate deal with the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox are acquiring first baseman Eric Hosmer from the Padres

Here is the full trade, per MassLive's Chris Cotillo:

Believe this is the trade: Eric Hosmer, Max Ferguson, Corey Rosier, cash to Red Sox for Jay Groome.

San Diego will be paying down a significant portion of the $44 million

or so remaining on Eric Hosmer’s contract, per sources. Jeff Passan said