San Francisco Giants sign All-Star slugger Jorge Soler to three-year deal

Feb 13, 2024, 7:43 AM | Updated: 1:48 pm

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With Spring Training set to begin this week, the San Francisco Giants are rounding out the edges on its roster for 2024 and beyond.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser, the Giants have reached an agreement with free agent slugger Jorge Soler on a three-year contract that will bring the 2023 All-Star to the Bay Area.

Soler’s contract is reportedly worth $42 million over three seasons, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

It was widely reported that Soler was asking for a third year during negations with teams in free agency, and San Francisco appears to have budged on their initial two-year offer in order to bring a true power bat into new manager Bob Melvin’s lineup.

More on free agent slugger Jorge Soler

It’s no secret that San Francisco has lacked power for quite some time.

The Giants’ most recent 30-home run season belongs to Barry Bonds, who mashed 45 home runs during the 2004 season. Since then, no player has hit more than 29 long balls. Soler might be able to help in that department.

Soler, a 32-year-old outfielder who now spends most of his games in the designated hitter slot, hit 36 home runs and drove in 75 runs while hitting .250 for the Miami Marlins during the 2023 season.

During his ten years in the MLB, Soler has won two World Series championships (2016, 2021) and taken home a World Series MVP trophy after hitting three homers during the 2021 Fall Classic.

In 2023, Soler made his first All-Star team thanks to a red-hot start for the Marlins that saw him hit 23 home runs and drive in 51 RBI before the break.

While Soler’s power has been his calling card during his MLB career (170 home runs), his heavy strikeout rate (24%) could rear its head during the season.

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Still, the Giants have lacked power for nearly 20 years, and Soler brings this lineup a punch that has already gotten a boost in contact from Korean outfielder Jung Hoo Lee.

Will Soler in the fold, here’s how San Francisco’s lineup looks on paper per FanGraphs:

SF Giants Schedule

Spring Training

  • February 13-15th – Pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training workouts
  • February TBD – Full squad workouts
  • Saturday, February 24th – Spring Training opener vs. Chicago Cubs

Regular Season

  • Thursday, March 28th-Sunday, March 31st – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres

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