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Jhonatan Solano | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.
The Nationals traded Kurt Suzuki to the Athletics on Friday, so Solano is now set to backup Wilson Ramos. He's batting just .167/.211/.222 over 16 games at the major league level this season. Fri, Aug 23, 2013 04:58:00 PM

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Nationals optioned C Jhonatan Solano to Triple-A Syracuse.

Solano spent the past six weeks filling in for injured catcher Wilson Ramos, who was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list early Thursday morning.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

Solano had one hit in six at-bats earlier this season with the Nats. He'll serve as Kurt Suzuki's backup while Wilson Ramos (hamstring) is on the DL.
Thu, May 16, 2013 06:32:00 PM

Nationals optioned C Jhonatan Solano to Triple-A Syracuse.

Solano appeared in three games with the Nationals during his two week callup. He's no longer needed with Wilson Ramos returning from the disabled list.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll serve as the backup to Kurt Suzuki while Wilson Ramos is sidelined. Solano batted .314/.351/.571 with a couple homers over 12 games for the Nats last season.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Nationals activated C Jhonatan Solano from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Harrisburg.

Solano wasn't needed on the major league roster with Sandy Leon serving as the Nationals' third catcher. The 27-year-old had been sidelined since mid-July with an oblique strain.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 12:59:00 PM

Jhonatan Solano (oblique) will continue his rehab with Double-A Harrisburg.

Solano went 1-for-3 with a double on Friday in a rehab game with the Nationals' Gulf Coast League affiliate. The 27-year-old backstop has been sidelined since mid-July with an oblique strain. He could be an option to rejoin the Nats in September.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 04:59:00 PM

Nationals placed C Jhonatan Solano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Solano is likely to need about three weeks of recovery time. Sandy Leon was recalled in a corresponding move.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 10:56:00 AM

Jhonatan Solano is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with an oblique strain.

Sandy Leon will be brought up to provide depth at catcher. Solano is hitting .314/.351/.571 in 12 games.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Jhonatan Solano went 2-for-4 with a homer and a steal Wednesday against the Giants.

It looks like Solano is going to force us to learn how to spell his first name correctly. He's played in just nine games since being called up on May 28 to back up Jesus Flores, but he's hit .393 with two homers and six RBI in his limited action.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 02:41:00 PM

Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll serve as an extra catcher while Jesus Flores recovers from a hamstring injury. Solano, 26, was hitting .250 (13-for-52) with two doubles, two RBI in 13 games at the Triple-A level this year and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Mon, May 28, 2012 05:04:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse.

Solano, 26, batted .275/.325/.388 with five homers, 33 RBI and a .719 OPS over 279 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. He is known as a solid defender, so one wonders if the Nationals kept him with the idea of developing him as a backup catcher and dealing from their surplus of Jesus Flores and Derek Norris.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 09:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen