The Red Sox have a five-year offer on the table for free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez, while first baseman Eric Hosmer has a seven-year offer from the Padres that would make him the highest-paid player in franchise history, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Both players are among the top available free agents and are represented by super agent Scott Boras.
Martinez, 30, led MLB with a .690 slugging percentage in 2017 and could fill Boston’s need for a power hitter to slot in the middle of the lineup.
The 28-year-old Hosmer is coming off the best offensive campaign of his career — .318/.385/.498, 25 home runs — and would become the de facto leader on a Padres club looking to soon move out of a rebuilding phase.