3 Possibilities for the Mariners at DH in Free Agency

The Mariners are looking to fill the production lost from jettisoning Eugenio Suarez, Jarred Kelenic, and Teoscar Hernandez from the roster. Any of these three guys could help.

Aug 22, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Miami Marlins designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) hits a
Aug 22, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Miami Marlins designated hitter Jorge Soler (12) hits a / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler makes a ton of sense for the Mariners at DH, because he can also play a corner outfield position and platoon for a left-handed outfielder. He started 31 games in right field for the Marlins last season, showing he can be utilized as both a DH and an outfielder. For his career, Soler has a .243 batting average, .797 OPS, 170 HR, and 452 RBI. Last season, Soler hit .250, had an .853 OPS, 36 HR, and 75 RBI with the Marlins. Soler's ability to hit 36 HR while playing half his games in a big ballpark in Miami, could be a nice selling point to the Mariners front office.

Free agent hitters have often shied away from coming to Seattle due to the fact that T-Mobile Park is a pitcher's park and has an impact on a players' offensive statistics. Soler played each of his last two seasons in Marlins Park which is a pitchers paradise. For his career, Soler slugged .474 and hit 25 HR at Marlins Park over 111 games. His slugging percentage was unaffected by the Marlins big ballpark, as he slugged seven points higher than his career average in that stadium. The Mariners reportedly have taken an interest in Soler. If the Mariners decide to sign Soler, he would be a positional fit, and have the ability to hit for power at T-Mobile Park.