Adolis Garcia, Rangers Come To A Full Resolution

Adolis Garcia, Rangers Come To A Full Resolution


Adolis Garcia #53 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after hitting a solo home run against Jose Urquidy #65 of the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 23, 2023 in Houston, Texas.
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The Texas Rangers and outfielder Adolis Garcia were set to have an arbitration hearing after not being able to agree on his 2024 salary.

That would have been a mistake by the Rangers: Garcia was one of their most important players in their 2023 World Series run, and risking ruining their relationship in an uncomfortable hearing was not a very smart move.

Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel for Rangers fans: the team was able to agree on a contract with Garcia for the 2024 season.

That’s not all: you can include 2025 in the pact, too.

“Adolis Garcia and the Rangers have agreed to a new 2-year deal to avoid arbitration, per multiple reports,” FOX Sports: MLB tweeted.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet, but we do know that there was a $1.9 million gap in what the Rangers offered for this season ($5 million) and what Garcia asked ($6.9 million).

It was the largest gap in baseball ahead of arbitration hearings.

One has to think the two-year deal will pay Garcia enough to cover his expected arbitration raise for 2025.

Even with the two-year contract, Garcia won’t have any free-agent seasons covered: just arbitration seasons three and four.

That means he will be in for a large increase in 2026.

Garcia was a monster in 2023, with 39 home runs and a .836 OPS in the regular season and an extra eight round-trippers and a 1.108 OPS in the playoffs.

His performance was a big boost for the Rangers as they secured their first ever World Series title.


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