One of many heroes of final 12 months’s World Sequence champions has discovered a brand new residence.
Jorge Soler has agreed to a three-year take care of the Marlins, as first reported by MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. MLB Community’s Jon Heyman reports that the deal is for $36 million and accommodates potential opt-outs after every of the primary two seasons.
Soler earned himself such an enormous payday after an enormous efficiency in final 12 months’s postseason and particularly World Sequence. He had a number of key moments for the Braves of their run to the title, together with a mammoth three-run homer in Recreation 6 that led to the series-clinching victory.
With Miami, he figures to fit in close to the highest of the order and supply a strong pop to a lineup that ranked second-to-last in slugging proportion final season. The Marlins additionally ranked twenty eighth in homers and twenty ninth in OPS, two areas Soler may even assist.
Soler started final season with the Royals, however carried out a lot much less successfully than he later would with the Braves. He hit simply .192/.288/.370 with 13 homers over 94 video games with Kansas Metropolis, who traded him to Atlanta on the deadline.
The change of surroundings was large, as he hit .269/.358/.524 with 14 homers over 55 video games to finish the common season. He then went on to bat .242 with three homers within the postseason, with every of his large flies coming within the World Sequence.
The very best season for Soler got here in 2019, when he led the majors with 48 homers for the Royals. He hit 80 homers over four-plus seasons with Kansas Metropolis, which got here after three years with the Cubs wherein he went deep 27 occasions.