Eric Hosmer’s wife Kacie penned a farewell message Tuesday to the San Diego Padres after the 32-year-old first baseman was dealt to the Boston Red Sox ahead of the MLB trade deadline.
In a post shared on her Instagram Story, Kacie — who is pregnant and expecting her first child with Hosmer — thanked the team and its fans “for such wonderful memories.”
“Thank you so much to all of our teammates who will be forever family!” Kacie, 32, began. “Our nearly 5 years in San Diego were so special. Thank you to the @padres organization and the fans for such wonderful memories!”
The news personality, who appears on Fox Business’ Maison Global, shared other social media tributes to Hosmer throughout the afternoon, including the Padres’ “thank you” post.
Hosmer, a 2016 All-Star, began his MLB career with the Kansas City Royals and made his professional debut in May 2016. About two years later, he signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with the Padres.
The Padres are arguably the big winners of this year’s trade deadline, landing Nationals superstar Juan Soto. Hosmer was initially set to be included in the deal, but refused to waive his no-trade clause that would have sent him to Washington.
With Hosmer landing in Boston, it’ll be something of a homecoming for Kacie, who previously worked for NESN and covered sports around the city. She announced her departure from the network in 2019.
It’s been quite the year for the Hosmers, who tied the knot around New Year’s Eve at the luxurious Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla. The couple revealed in early April that they’re expecting a baby boy in September.