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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Avisail Garcia opts out of contract

Joe Mertens
Avisail Garcia running the bases during a gameNorthwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Outfielder Avisail Garcia signed with the Milwaukee Brewers back in 2020 on a two-year deal with a mutual option for a third year. After struggling in 2020, Garcia put up career-best numbers in home runs and RBI's in 2021. Unfortunately, the former all-star will be opting out of the contract and is expected to head into free agency this off-season. The decision comes as sad news for Milwaukee, as Garcia was one of their best hitters in 2021. He led the team in homers, RBI's, and several other categories while also being fairly consistent throughout the year.

This is a Brewers team that is in dire need of some offense, as proven in their NLDS offensive meltdown this year against the Braves. Garcia will surely be missed and Milwaukee will have to look into the market to see how they're going to replace him. They do have enough outfielders on their team, with Yelich, Cain, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Tyrone Taylor. But JBJ is coming off of one of the worst offensive performances from a batter ever, so Milwaukee might be interested in looking elsewhere.

Garcia was an all-star in 2017 as a member of the Chicago White Sox. He batted .330 that year with 18 HR's and 80 RBI's while cranking out 171 hits. This year, he hit .262 with 29 HR's and 86 RBI's. Those are pretty good numbers, so it's safe to assume that some team will give Garcia a decent contract this offseason. Where do you think Garcia will go? Perhaps a young and hungry Marlins team? The Tigers? Or will Milwaukee offer him a new deal?

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