According to ESPN, the San Francisco Giants have signed OF/DH Jorge Soler to a three-year, $42 million deal.

Soler, 31, departs the Miami Marlins after declining a $9 million player option for the 2024 season. In 2023, Soler hit .250 with a .341 OBP, .512 SLG, .853 OPS, 128 OPS+, 36 homers, and 75 RBI in 137 games. He was selected to represent Miami as an NL All-Star in 2023.

The Giants are Soler’s fifth team, as the Cuban slugger started his career with the Chicago Cubs, a stint that produced his first World Series title (2016). He was traded to the Kansas City Royals ahead of the 2017 season, where he struggled to stay on the field until 2019 when he played in all 162 games and led the American League in homers with 48. Soler remained in Kansas City until the 2021 Trade Deadline, where he was sent to the Atlanta Braves. In Atlanta, Soler captured his second World Series title, serving as a key contributor for that squad as he was named the 2021 World Series MVP (3 homers in the series). Soler signed with the Marlins before the 2022 season and spent the last two years in Miami.

The Giants pushed to sign Soler to add some much-needed power to their lineup. San Francisco ranked 19th in the majors in homers (174) and 27th in slugging percentage (.383). With Soler and the newly-signed Jung Hoo-Lee in the mix, the Bob Melvin-led Giants will look to improve on a team that finished fourth in the National League West division (79-83) in 2023.

 

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