MLB Rumor: 2 Teams Battle It Out for Jorge Soler

The biggest power bat on the free agent market remains former Miami Marlins outfielder/DH Jorge Soler. The sweepstakes for the All-Star slugger seems to be down to two finalists, per Insider Jon Heyman: the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox. 

Soler hit 36 homers last year—his second time passing the 30-bomb mark—and would inject some much-needed power into the lineups of either the Jays or the BoSox.

As stated by Heyman in his Friday notes, "Though the Red Sox have checked in on Jorge Soler, there’s suspicion they will be outbid again, perhaps by the rival Blue Jays." Boston has made a habit of being outbid on free agents the past couple of seasons. 

In the meantime, ESPN's Hector Gomez is adding one more name to the Soler hunt, claiming that the NY Mets are “showing heavy interest.” The Arizona Diamondbacks have also been noted in recent days to be in the running, while the incumbent Marlins are thought to be out of the bidding.

The Dominican slugger became an All-Star for the first time in his 10th major league season in 2023, even though he hit a monstrous 48 bombs in the live-ball ear of 2019, with the Kansas City Royals.

After a decade in the majors, he has 170 homers, a .243 average, .797 OPS and an OPS+ of 113.

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