The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent outfielder Avisail Garcia to a two-year contract with a club option for 2022.
The 28-year-old Garcia hit .282 with a career high 20 home runs and 72 RBI in 125 games with the Tampa Bay Rays this past season. Garcia made 122 starts overall, 89 in right field, 23 games as a DH and 10 games in center field. He hit .294 (42-for-143) with runners in scoring position.
“Avisail provides an impactful right-handed hitting force in our lineup,” said President of Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns. “Adding him to our current group of outfielders strengthens what was already one of the strongest outfields in baseball.”
Garcia owns a career batting average of .273 with 96 home runs and 374 RBI in 763 games with Detroit (2012-13), Chicago-AL (2013-18) and Tampa Bay (2019). His best season came with the White Sox in 2017 as he hit a career-high .330 with 18 home runs and a career-high 80 RBI in 136 games. He was named to his only All-Star Game that season.
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.