AL East Team "Getting Close" To Signing Free Agent Jorge Soler

The Toronto Blue Jays' interest in Jorge Soler, the formidable slugger formerly of the Miami Marlins, is shaping up to be more than just speculative chatter.

Multiple sources indicate that the Blue Jays are serious contenders for acquiring Soler, emphasizing the team's need to bolster their roster, particularly in the designated hitter (DH) spot.

Soler, known for his impressive power at the plate, is coming off a strong season with the Marlins, where he recorded 36 home runs and maintained a .250/.341/.512 slash line.

His performance not only showcased his batting prowess but also marked his second-highest career ratings in home runs, RBIs, and wRC+ (126).

This strong output has understandably drawn interest from several teams, but the Blue Jays, alongside the Boston Red Sox, appear to be frontrunners in the race for his signature​​.

The Blue Jays' pursuit of Soler is partly driven by their current DH situation.

Danny Jansen, while a competent hitter, is projected to be the starting DH, a role that some feel could be significantly upgraded.

Soler's potential acquisition aligns with the Blue Jays' broader strategy to enhance their offensive capabilities and compete more effectively in the upcoming season.

The financial feasibility of signing Soler, who is expected to command a significant contract, is within the Blue Jays' reach, suggesting that the team is prepared to invest substantially in its quest for a stronger lineup​.

In addition, now that Joc Pederson, whom the Blue Jays were also interested in, has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Blue Jays are expected to make an even stronger push to acquire Soler. Photo Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports