Spring Training provides the opportunity for a first for everything.
Even the seasoned players.
Check out Hosmer's first dinger in a Padres uniform.
Man, it probably felt great to get that out of the way quickly. He gave the fans a little oppo-taco action too.
The slugging first-baseman is going to add some much needed offensive production to the Padres lineup. He will also add defensive prowess as he brings over four gold glove awards.
Wil Myers singled. Eric Hosmer, up next, lined an opposite-field homer to left. The Padres hope that was a preview of what's to come.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) March 4, 2018
Padres fans can also bet on his durability. He has missed just eight games in the past three seasons combined.
As the new face of the franchise, Hosmer has some big expectations to live up to.
The good news is, he looks more than ready for it.