Marlins sign Jorge Soler for three years

(Miami) The Miami Marlins were looking to add power to their roster, but found some by signing last World Series MVP Jorge Soler to a three-year contract.

Posted yesterday at 9:13 p.m.

Tim Reynolds
Associated Press

A source familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Marlins and Soler have agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal. Soler, however, would hold options for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

This source shared this information on condition of anonymity since the agreement has not been officially announced and is conditional on a medical evaluation.

The network was the first to reveal the existence of this agreement.

Soler is a two-time World Series champion, first with the Chicago Cubs in 2016 and then with the Atlanta Braves last season.

Last World Series, he averaged .300 in six games against the Houston Astros. He hit three homers, all memorable. The first came in the series’ first-ever at bat, a first in its 117-year history. The second came when he was called as the emergency hitter to break the tie in Game 4. And the last one, in Game 6, gave the Braves the lead for good in the third inning.

Marlins general manager Kim Ng said he was looking for an outfielder and a productive stick, Soler fills both roles perfectly.

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