Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ex-Sox Hoffman Gets Rolex From Hosmer For Number

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Former Red Sox SS (and current San Diego coach) Glenn Hoffman got a surprise recently. After yielding his uniform number 30 to new Padre Eric Hosmer, he received a Rolex watch as compensation. Not bad. Especially when you consider some other "exchanges" by former Red Sox players. For example, Josh Reddick gave up his number to Billy Butler for a lousy X-box—not even a PlayStation 4! But, then again, when former Boston hurler John Lackey joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014, he took Pat Neshek's uniform number 41—but he gave the relief pitcher an autographed Babe Ruth baseball.