February 26, 2024

Jorge Soler, Giants agree to 3-year, $42M deal, source confirms

The San Francisco Giants and slugger Jorge Soler have agreed to a three-year contract price $42 million, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Giants haven’t formally introduced the deal, which was first reported early Tuesday by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Soler might have stayed with the Miami Marlins underneath his earlier contract, however he declined a $9 million participant possibility — a straightforward alternative after he hit 36 residence runs and posted an Adjusted OPS+ of 128 final season whereas making his first profession All-Star Game look.

The Giants hope Soler will add some much-needed energy to a crew that completed nineteenth within the majors final season in homers (174) and twenty seventh in slugging proportion (.383). San Francisco additionally signed Korean star outfielder Jung Hoo Lee to a six-year, $113 million deal in December.

As at all times with Soler, who will flip 32 later this month, there may be a variety of swing-and-miss to go together with his energy. In 870 video games performed over 10 seasons within the majors, he has 170 homers and 927 strikeouts.

Soler was among the many few high-end hitters with a longtime monitor document accessible on this free agent class. He led the American League with 48 homers in 2019, when he performed for the Kansas City Royals. In 2021, after being acquired in a midseason commerce, Soler was a difference-maker for the Atlanta Braves on their championship run — profitable World Series MVP with three homers in 5 video games towards the Houston Astros.

Soler parlayed that World Series efficiency right into a multiyear take care of the Marlins, who used him largely as a chosen hitter over the past two seasons.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Buster Olney contributed to this report.