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The Rangers have reached a two-year deal with Adolis Garcia, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for the same day. Garcia had an exceptional 2023 season, with a career-best walk rate and a career-low strikeout rate. He was an All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award.
The agreement comes on the same day that Garcia and the team were slated to head to an arbitration hearing. Garcia's camp had filed for a $6.9MM salary for the upcoming season, while the team had countered at $5MM.
Garcia emerged as a star for the Rangers and played a crucial role in their 2023 World Series win. He has been a consistent contributor to the team's lineup and defense for the past three seasons. In 2023, Garcia had an outstanding performance with a high home run count and strong defense, earning him an All-Star nod and a Gold Glove Award.
Garcia's 2023 campaign, however, was far and away his best overall season to date. Garcia posted a career-best 10.3% walk rate and career-low 27.7% strikeout rate while hitting .245/.328/.508 with 39 home runs - second-most in the American League and tied for seventh-most in all of MLB.