I wrote at length about the disaster named Avisail Garcia. The disappointing slugger is currently injured. What does Avisail Garcia's future with the Miami Marlins look like? Avi is a free agent after the end of the 2025 season. There's a $12 million team option on him for the 2026 season with a $5 million buyout. It's safe to say that it won't be picked up. Will Kim Ng's worst signing ever be worth the cost?
The Miami Marlins need to move on from Avisail Garcia.
I'm not sure why Kim Ng thought that Avisail Garcia was going to be a good signing. Avi emerged with a strong .319/.373/.319 batting line in 23 games and 47 AB, with the Detroit Tigers in 2012. He split the 2013 season with Detroit and the Chicago White Sox. That season he batted a combined .283/.309/.422 win 72 games an 244 AB. At this point he looked like he had some serious potential. Things didn't work out as well for him from 2014-2016. He batted .250/.308/.380 in a combined 314 games and 1138 AB with the Chicago white Sox.
Things improved for him in 2017, when he batted .330/.380/.506, with 18 home runs and 80 RBI in 136 games and 518 AB. The Chicago White Sox probably thought that they had a breakout star on their hands. He followed that up with a .236/.281/.438 batting line in 93 games and 356 AB the following season. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2019 season. That season he batted .282/.332/.464, with 20 home runs and 72 RBI in 125 games and 489 AB.
Avisail Garcia spent 2020-2021 with the Milwaukee Brewers, and batted .256/.331/.444 in 188 games and 642 AB. He was obviously inconsistent and unreliable at this point. Strangely, Kim Ng signed him for the Miami Marlins. He batted .218/.262/.319 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in a combined 120 games and 426 AB. He has no trade value and playing him is only hurting the team. What can Kim Ng do? Look for a bad contract swap until one finally presents itself. It's just not helping the team to have him in the lineup.