On Saturday, The Miami Marlins announced that they have agreed to a three-year, $36MM contract with Outfielder/Designated Hitter Jorge Soler, according to Mark Feinsand. Jorge Soler’s contract contains an opt-out clause after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
In the first year of his contract, he is set to earn $12MM. If he decides not to opt out, Soler will earn $15MM in 2023 and $9MM in 2024. Soler will also earn $500K if he reaches 350-plate appearances and 400-PA thresholds. He will also earn an additional $1MM bonus for hitting 450 PA, 500 PA, and 550 PA.
The Marlins add more depth to their outfield. Miami is lacking in center field, but seem content with a guy like Jesus Sanchez or Bryan De La Cruz for the moment. Soler is coming off a strong campaign with the Atlanta Braves, where he earned the World Series MVP Honors. Soler will play regularly in a corner spot as well as spend time as the Designated Hitter.
With the signing of Soler, the Marlins announced Tuesday morning that second baseman Isan Diaz has been designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Jorge Soler. The final piece of the Christian Yelich trade is gone.
In his three-year tenure with the Marlins, Diaz appeared in 145 games, where he put up a line of .185/.287/.562 with nine home runs and forty-one RBIs. Diaz could never get it going in Miami.
In 2018, the Miami Marlins traded Christian Yelich to the Brewers for Lewis Brinson, Monte Harrison, Isan Diaz, and Jordan Yamamoto. Lewis Brinson is now with the Houston Astros, Monte Harrison was DFA’d, Isan Diaz has just been DFA’d, and Jordan Yamamoto is with the New York Mets.