There is an expectation Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer could be a target for the Boston Red Sox, who are expected to look to upgrade their offense after it diminished in the year after Big Papi.

Hosmer would seem to be a very good fit for the Red Sox, who are losing Mitch Moreland to free agency. Hosmer might work nicely at Fenway Park, where his production could be expected to improve after spending his whole career at pitching-friendly Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

The Los Angeles Angels are seen as a likely pursuer of free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas.

They had been interested in retaining Justin Upton, who had an opt-out in his deal, and that has been taken care of; on Thursday, the club announced a five-year, $106 million extension with the outfielder, locking him up through the 2022 season

Moustakas is a good fit for the Angels, as they are losing Yunel Escobar to free agency and will need a third baseman, and from Moustakas’ perspective, he probably wouldn’t mind going home to Southern Califormia (he set high school home run record in the Los Angeles Valley).

The Angels, with right-handed hitters Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Upton, might like to balance out their lineup with a left-handed hitter, too.