Miami Marlins It was able to retain one of its key players for more than $16 million next season.
This is good news for the team management. Notably, their star player earlier this week George SolerDid not sign a letter of intent to continue with the team.
Soler, the designated hitter All star gameHe had 36 home runs, 75 RBIs and a .250 average in 504 at-bats.
The Miami Marlins will retain one of their biggest sluggers
First baseman and DH Josh BellHe played his first game in the uniform Miami Marlins Ahead on August 2 Philadelphia PhilliesThere he went 4 for 5, including a home run.
In the same month, bell He hit .280/.345/.550 with eight home runs and 13 RBIs. In September, he dipped slightly, hitting .260/.330/.410 with three home runs, but he drove in 13 runs.
Josh BellPlayed in just two months Miami MarlinsHe was fifth in all-round wins with 11 runs in 200 runs at the bat (VB).
First baseman and designated player Cleveland GuardiansSurpassed in home runs Do it regularly (36 of 504 VB), Jazz Chisholm Jr (19 of 352 VB), Brian Dela Cruz (19 of 579 VB) and Jesus Sanchez (14 of 360 VB)
Therefore, if Miami Marlins Losing Soler and Bell, replacing 47 home runs and over 100 RBIs will be a tough task.
Fortunately MarlinsFirst baseman and designated hitter Josh BellHe exercised his $16.5 million player option and will remain with the club, according to Jordan McPherson.
Alarms with bells were turned off after the sweep Phillies At the Marlins, during the National League wild card debate.
“I had a great time here, but I have to make decisions for my kids. We’ll see what happens, and I’m definitely excited when that time comes.He revealed at the time.
— Talking Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) November 5, 2023