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Giants In Agreement With Slugging Outfielder

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Outfielder Jorge Soler and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a three-year, $42 million contract. Soler opted out of a $13 million contract with Miami and gets more than that over three years, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. The first one to report the deal was Susan Slusser of The SF Chronicle.

Soler was without a doubt one of the big free agents left on the board. For the Miami Marlins in 2023, Soler had an incredible offensive season, slashing.250/.341/.512 with 36 home runs and a 128 OPS+. 

Although he can fill in as a corner outfielder on occasion, the Giants will almost definitely use him almost entirely as a designated hitter.

Soler can hit both lefties and righties with good success. With a 110 wRC+, he was a batter that was well above average in same-handed games the previous season. Moreover, he had the fifth-highest wRC+ in the league (181), making him one of the league's most formidable lefty mashers.

Jorge Soler is joining Jung Hoo Lee as one of the team's top additions this offseason. The Giants needed to make some noise in the NL West to keep up with the Dodgers and Padres. San Francisco is definitely one of the noisiest teams this offseason.

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