Miami Marlins: Recapping the offseason additions so far

Matt Melton
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 17: Jacob Stallings #58 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-of grand slam home run to give the Pirates a 9-7 win over the New York Mets during the game at PNC Park on July 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 17: Jacob Stallings #58 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-of grand slam home run to give the Pirates a 9-7 win over the New York Mets during the game at PNC Park on July 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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OF Avisail Garcia

Miami’s first significant move of the offseason came back in late-November when the Marlins signed Avisail Garcia to a four-year, $53 million deal.

One of the top power bats available in free agency this offseason, Garcia is coming off a career-year in 2021 with the Brewers where the 30-year-old slashed .262/.330/.490 across 135 games. Garcia also added a career-high 29 home runs and 86 RBI’s offensively, as well as eight stolen bases, the second-most of his 10-year career.

A player who has seen time at all three outfield positions throughout his career, Garcia will likely be the Marlins everyday right fielder in 2022, as well as a potential DH option should the position come to the National League.

INF Ray-Patrick Didder

The Marlins have made a few notable minor league free agent signings so far this offseason with the first being Didder.

A 27-year-old minor league veteran, Didder spent the 2021 season in the Los Angeles Angels organization where the versatile infielder appeared in 96 games with Double-A Rocket City. Across that span, Didder slashed a combined .240/.331/.380 with five home runs, 39 RBI’s, and 16 stolen bases.

A versatile player defensively, Didder will begin the 2022 season with Triple-A Jacksonville, and could provide depth at the big league level at some point.

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