The Philadelphia Phillies are among several teams that are interested in signing free-agent outfielder Jorge Soler, per Mike Rodgriguez.
Rodriguez also adds that Soler is looking for a three/five-year deal. The power-hitting outfielder has a robust market after his performance in the playoffs for the Atlanta Braves. The 30-year-old Soler hit .300 with three home runs and six RBI in the World Series against the Houston Astros. Soler was acquired last summer before the trade deadline in the regular season from the Kansas City Royals.
In 55 games with the Braves, he slashed .269/.358/.524 with 14 home runs and 33 RBI. Soler is not the best defensively in the outfield. However, with the National League adopting the designated hitter full time this season, he could provide the Phillies or any other NL team with a power hitter in the middle or late in the batting order.
The Phillies are looking to add some pop to their lineup after only hitting 198 homers as a team, which was around the league average. It will be interesting to see who else Philadelphia is interested in as they have two open spots in the outfield.
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