The Red Sox ended up on the tail end of one of the wildest stories of the MLB trading deadline. After Eric Hosmer refused to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal to send Juan Soto to the Padres (a deal that was later completed without him), the Red Sox ended up acquiring him a few hours later. With the deal becoming official, the return is now being made public.
In all, this ended up being a multi-player trade. In addition to Hosmer, the Red Sox will acquire a pair of prospects – infielder Max Ferguson and outfielder Corey Rosier. In return, the Red Sox will send former first-round pick starting pitcher Jay Groome back to San Diego.
Ferguson, 22, came into the season the 11th-ranked prospect in the Padres’ system according to MLB.com. His MLB.com scouting report notes he is a plus player in the field and on the basepaths.
Rosier, 22, was a 12th-round pick in 2021. He also has plus grades in speed and fielding.
As for Groome, the lefty starter was a first-round pick by the Sox in 2016 going 12th overall. He missed almost three full years from 2018-2020 due to injuries and the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 19 innings between Portland and Worcester this year, he has a 3.52 ERA and 1.252 WHIP.