4 designated hitters the Chicago Cubs can target in free agency

After missing out on Shohei Ohtani, the Chicago Cubs have a need for a designated hitter, and these four players can be the perfect fit.

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4 Designated Hitters to target - 1. Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler is an exciting target after opting out of his deal with the Miami Marlins. The former Cub just enjoyed another solid season, launching 36 home runs with a slash line of .250/.341/.512. It was the second time he blasted over 30 long balls in his career, something the Cubs didn't have from anybody in 2023. Giving him a little more protection around him in the lineup could prove to further production once the team solidifies its lineup.

Defensively, Soler appeared in 32 games in RF last year, so his ability to fill in when necessary is a bonus. In those 32 games, he recorded 42 putouts without committing an error. However, what I'm after here is the pop in his bat. He's a great clean-up candidate who can put the ball over the fence with the best of them. At still just 31, adding Soler to the lineup gives the Cubs a formidable bat that pitchers know will cost them dearly if they make a mistake.

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