MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent outfielder Avisaíl García to a two-year contract with a club option for 2022. The deal is $20 million, according to MLB on Fox.
“Avisaíl provides an impactful right-handed-hitting force in our lineup,” said Stearns. “Adding him to our current group of outfielders strengthens what was already one of the strongest outfields in baseball.”
García, 28, batted .282 with 20 HR (career high), 72 RBI and 10 stolen bases (career high) in 125 games with Tampa Bay this past season. He made 122 starts (89g in RF, 23g at DH, 10g in CF). He batted .294 (42-for-143) with runners in scoring position.
The native of Anaco, Venezuela was originally signed by Detroit as a non-drafted free agent on July 6, 2007. He was a member of the 2012 American League-champion Tigers during his rookie season.