The White Sox has agreed to re-sign a player/outside player Yuri Garcia, reports MLB Network’s John Hyman (Twitter link). It would be an amazing three year commitment for an MDR Sports Management client.
Garcia, 30, made 474 game appearances for the South Sides in 2021 — the second-highest total of his career — and hit streak .267/.335/.376 with five bugs, 22 doubles, four hits and six stolen bases. (in eight attempts). Dating back to 2017, when Garcia established himself as a regular on the White Sox roster, he hit .273/.317/.388 while seeing time in second base, short base, third base and all three outfield positions.
Despite the need for a second major man every day in Chicago, it looks like Garcia’s role won’t change much in his new decade. James Fegan athlete Tweets That Garcia will continue as a much-used backup around the diamond, and when an injury requires, a daily temporary option.
And ChiSox already has it Yuan Moncada installed in the third base, Tim Anderson in shortstop, Eloy Jimenez in the left field and Louis Robert in the center. Andrew Fon And javen leaves Saw some time on the court this year but she fits better at first base – where Jose Abreu Caged – and/or designated hitter. Garcia is a competent backup just about anywhere, with over 200 rounds in every position other than first base, the hunt, and (of course) the bowler. Chicago is still likely to make an addition at base two, and an upgrade on the field is entirely possible.
It’s uncommon, if not unprecedented, to see a reserve player and free agent of this type get a deal of three years or more. Ben Zobrist She landed four years as a free agent with the Cubs, and the general expectation is that the reigning super utility star du jour Chris Taylor It will beat Zobrist’s $56 million guarantee. However, Zobrist and Taylor both hit the market as above average hitters with daily bullishness. This was not true for Garcia. The deal is reminiscent in some ways of Padres’ three-year contract with gorexson brovar, although Chicago hopes to do better than that deal offered to San Diego in the first year.
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