According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Seattle Mariners are the two front runners for slugger Jorge Soler.
Soler will likely play with his fifth different team next season; most recently, he spent the last two years with the Miami Marlins.
At 31 years old, Soler has already won two World Series championships, one with the Cubs in 2016 and one with the Braves in 2021.
As for why he would be a perfect fit for the Diamondbacks, Soler can play outfield and also contribute as a primary DH.
Which is exactly what Arizona needs.
Last season, the Diamondbacks finished 22nd overall in home runs, which they were able to equalize with their speed on the bases, but the long ball is definitely an area of improvement.
Soler’s 36 home runs in 2023 were enough to get him an invite to his first ever All-Star game, which he attended in Seattle last July.
As reported by Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are searching for a right-handed bat that they can place in the middle of their batting order.
Exactly the description that Soler fits.
Stay tuned for further updates.