Avisail Garcia reaches deal with Miami Marlins, who reportedly are finalizing extension with Sandy Alcantara

He started 33 games this past season for Miami, going 9-15 with a 3.19 ERA, and had 201 strikeouts in 205⅔ innings.

“I think the thing that it says is it talks about the consistency,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said last month of Alcantara’s 2021 numbers.

Alcantara was the first Marlins pitcher in 19 years, and fifth ever, with 200 K’s in 200 innings.

Garcia opted for free agency earlier this month, and the Marlins have made it clear in recent weeks that landing outfield help was a top offseason priority.

There is an obvious urgency to get the deals finalized, which will likely come early this week.

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