Lyou The Miami Marlins were looking for a big bat. Now, they trust that the Most Valuable Player of the last World Series be of help to them.
A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Saturday that the Marlins have agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with Jorge Soler. The source spoke to Associated Press on condition of anonymity, given that the agreement depends on a medical examination and has not been formally announced.
Soler has an option to terminate the contract after the 2022 and 23 seasons.
MLB.com was the first outlet to report that both sides had reached an agreement.
Soler has twice won the World Series. He helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the 2016 crown and surprised last fall with his key performance for the Braves’ championship.
He hit .300 in Atlanta’s win over Houston in six games. He hit three home runs, all of them memorable.
He hit a home run in the first inning of the World Series, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat in 117 editions of the Fall Classic. In Game 4, he broke the tie with a pinch-hit shot, putting Atlanta within a championship win.
And in Game 6, he hit a three-run homer in the third inning to open the scoring and put the Braves on the road to victory.