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Donovan Solano | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Donovan Solano hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Before the season, Solano homering off Adam Wainwright would have qualified as one of the least likely scenarios possible, but here we are. Solano connected on a Wainwright pitch in the fourth inning, capping a three-run inning for the Marlins. The homer was his second of the season and sixth of his career, and the infielder is batting .258 with a .646 OPS this season. Aug 12 - 10:15 PM

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Donovan Solano reached base in all five plate appearances in Tuesday's win over the Braves, drawing a walk, hitting a double, and tallying three singles.

It's the first four-hit game of Solano's career. The Marlins could only bring him around to score once, however. Solano hasn't had much to write home about at the plate otherwise, as his slash line has improved to a still-paltry .261/.309/.322 with one home run and 12 RBI in 126 plate appearances.
Jul 22 - 10:40 PM

Marlins recalled INF Donovan Solano from Triple-A New Orleans.

Solano batted just .196/.226/.255 in 35 games earlier this season for the Marlins. He should see some time at shortstop while Adeiny Hechavarria is out.
Jun 25 - 2:25 PM

Marlins optioned INF Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans.

Solano earned a spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster but batted just .196/.226/.255 in 35 games. The 26-year-old infielder may get another shot later this season.
Jun 16 - 2:52 PM

Donovan Solano hit his first homer -- a three-run shot off David Price -- to lead the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

That had to feel good for Solano, who had been on the roster all year but had come into tonight with just 35 at-bats. The start against Price was his first since April 22, as he had been completely limited to a bench role since the return of Ed Lucas from the DL. Since he'd seemingly be better off playing regularly in the minors, the Marlins will almost surely eventually replace him on the bench with a veteran, whether it's Rafael Furcal or Miguel Tejada.
Jun 4 - 10:48 PM

Donovan Solano will replace Ed Lucas (hand) on the Opening Day roster.

Solano was optioned to the minors earlier in the day Thursday, but he'll rejoin the club now that Ed Lucas is headed to the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. While he could see some playing time with Rafael Furcal also sidelined, he doesn't offer much in the way of fantasy value.
Mar 27 - 4:52 PM

Marlins optioned INF Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans.

Solano lost out to Ed Lucas for the Marlins' utility infielder gig. He will start at second base in New Orleans.
Mar 27 - 9:51 AM

Donovan Solano singled twice on Sunday to raise his spring average to .310.

With Rafael Furcal battling hamstring issues, Solano could be the Marlins' Opening Day second baseman again this year. Of course, he wouldn't offer much fantasy upside.
Mar 16 - 5:12 PM

Donovan Solano (head) is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Solano was hit in the helmet by a pitch in Saturday's game. He's feeling fine, but the Marlins are holding him out of action just to be safe.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Donovan Solano left Saturday's game against the Tigers after being hit in the helmet by a pitch.

Solano was able to walk off under his own power, so that's at least a good sign. Still, with one more game left in the season it's likely we've seen the last of the second baseman in 2013. Placido Polanco replaced Solano in the game.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 10:44:00 PM

Donovan Solano went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Solano doubled twice in the game, with his second of the night bringing in two runs to pad the Marlins' lead in the eighth inning. The second baseman also stole a base, his third of the year. The 25-year-old has taken over everyday duties at the keystone for the Marlins and is hitting a forgettable .252/.305/.307.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:44:00 AM

Donovan Solano went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Solano knocked three singles on the night, driving in his 17th run in the loss. He's been getting the majority of the starts at second base in recent weeks, but his lack of much offense makes him a non-factor in fantasy leagues outside of NL-only leagues.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:33:00 PM

Donovan Solano ripped a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Solano's blast in the ninth extended the Marlins' lead to 5-0, and the bomb turned out to be the winning runs. He has six hits in 16 at-bats since re-taking the starting second base job.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 07:24:00 PM

Marlins recalled INF Donovan Solano from Triple-A New Orleans.

Solano earned his way back to the majors by batting .379/.411/.545 with two homers over 17 games at New Orleans. He'll back up all over the infield.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 09:59:00 PM

Marlins activated 2B Donovan Solano from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

Solano has made a full recovery from his strained left intercostal muscle and spent the last week playing in minor league rehab games. But the Marlins are happy with rookie Derek Dietrich's production at second base. Solano should be called back up to serve as a reserve infielder at some point later this summer. For now, the 25-year-old will get everyday at-bats in Triple-A.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg