New details have come out about the two-year deal between the Milwaukee Brewers and Avisail Garcia.
Terms of Avisail Garcia’s deal with #Brewers, per source:— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 17, 2019
$500K signing bonus.
‘20: $7 million.
‘21: $10.5 million.
‘22: $12 million club option ($2 million buyout)
That club option can turn into a mutual option if he gets 550 plate appearances in ‘21 or 1050 PA in ‘20/21.
According to Robert Murray, Garcia’s contract starts out with a $500,000 signing bonus. He then gets $7 million in the first year and $10.5 million in year two.
The team also included an option. Currently, it’s a $12 million club option with a $2 million buyout. If Garcia gets 550 plate appearances in 2021 or 1,050 across both seasons, the club option becomes a mutual option.
Jon Heyman reported initially that the Brewers wanted a three-year deal but Garcia argued against it. He believes that he can get a better contract for himself once the current CBA expires and a new one is negotiated. It turns out, that was half true. He will now need a full and healthy season in 2021 to get to 550 plate appearances, or average 525 PA during the first two years of the contract. Garcia has passed the 550 PA mark twice in his career, 2015 and 2017.