White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia won his arbitration case against the White Sox, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Garcia will earn the $6.7 million salary for which he filed in his third of four years of eligibility. The White Sox had countered at $5.85 million.
Garcia, 26, broke out last season, batting .330/.380/.506 with 18 home runs, 80 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 561 plate appearances. He was nominated to the AL All-Star team for the first time as well.
Garcia will reprise his role in right field for the White Sox this coming season.
The players are now 8-6 this offseason in arbitration against their teams. Arbitration hearings have typically resulted in teams winning. Along with Garcia, players who have won their cases this offseason include Mookie Betts, Adeiny Hechavarria, Shelby Miller, Ken Giles, Justin Bour, Yolmer Sanchez, and Zack Wheeler. Roberto Osuna, Eugenio Suarez, J.T. Realmuto, Kendall Graveman, Justin Grimm, and Michael Foltynewicz have lost their cases.