San Francisco Giants Sign Two Free Agents

SF Giants Roster Transactions | Inside The Diamonds

The San Francisco Giants made a big signing late last night in an offseason that has seen them sign Jung Hoo Lee from the KBO, a catcher in Tom Murphy, and a relief pitcher who is turning into a starter in Jordan Hicks. They also traded for a former Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray from the Seattle Mariners who will be out to start the season. Yesterday and late last night, they added more players to their roster by signing LHP Amir Garrett to a minor league deal, and then they signed Jorge Soler, who is expected to slide into the number four hole in their lineup.

Giants Signings By The Numbers

Amir Garrett

Garrett was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2011 and he made his big league debut on April 7, 2017, going six innings giving up no runs and two hits; he walked two and struck out four as he picked up the win. He spent five seasons with the Reds making 235 appearances 14 of those coming as starts going 10-17 with a 5.10 ERA and 299 strikeouts with eight saves in 255.2 innings. The Reds traded him to the Kansas City Royals in March of 2022. With the Royals, he appeared in 87 games over his two seasons going 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. For his career, he is 13-19 with a 4.95 ERA, a 4.92 FIP, a 1.43 WHIP, a 1.5 HR/9, a 5.2 BB/9, and a 10.4 K/9/.

Jorge Soler

Soler was signed by the Chicago Cubs on June 30, 2012, as an amateur free agent. He debuted against the Cincinnati Reds on August 27, 2014, going 2-4 with a home run and two RBI. He spent three seasons with the Cubs slashing .258/.328/.434 with a .762 OPS; he had 25 doubles, two triples, 27 home runs, 98 RBI, 87 runs scored, four stolen bases, and 69 walks. Following the 2016 season, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Wade Davis. Soler spent five seasons with the Royals slashing .236/.328/.471 with a .800 OPS; he had 80 doubles, one triple, 80 home runs, 212 RBI, 184 runs scored, six stolen bases, and 170 walks. At the trade deadline in 2021, he was traded by the Royals to the Atlanta Braves, and in 55 games with the Braves, he slashed .269/.358/.524 with a .882 OPS; he had 11 doubles, 14 home runs, 33 RBI, 36 runs scored, and 29 walks. In 2022, he signed with the Miami Marlins, and in two seasons in Miami, he slashed .235/.325/.473 with a .798 OPS; he had 37 doubles, 49 home runs, 109 RBI, 109 runs scored, one stolen base, and 97 walks. Soler, for his career, has a slash line of .243/.330/.467 with a .797 OPS; he has 163 doubles, three triples, 170 home runs, 452 RBI, 416 runs scored, 11 stolen bases, 365 walks, he has a wRC+ of 112 and a 7.4 WAR. He was an All-Star in 2023 and has won two World Series, one with the Cubs in 2016 and one with the Atlanta Braves in 2021, in which he was also the MVP.


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