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Donovan Solano | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Donovan Solano went 3-for-5 and homered off the Tigers' Alfredo Simon on Wednesday.
Solano, in the running for a bench spot, is hitting .313/.371/.469 in 32 at-bats. He probably will be the Marlins' primary backup infielder, since he offers more glove than Derek Dietrich and more of a bat than Miguel Rojas. Reid Brignac is another option. Mar 25 - 4:38 PM

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Donovan Solano reached all three times he was up and scored twice Monday as the Marlins beat Florida International 7-2.

Several Marlins backup infield candidates had nice days, with Reid Brignac going 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI, Don Kelly delivering a two-run double and Jordany Valdespin going 1-for-2 with a walk from the leadoff spot. The Marlins are committed to Jeff Baker, Ichiro Suzuki and backup catcher Jeff Mathis for the bench, leaving two spots for Solano, Brignac, Kelly, Valdespin, Derek Dietrich, Miguel Rojas, Reed Johnson and Tyler Colvin. Solano and Rojas probably have the edge for one spot, with the other going to another outfield option, most likely Kelly or Johnson.
Mar 2 - 4:09 PM

Donovan Solano had the Marlins' only three hits Friday -- a triple and two singles -- in a loss to the Nationals.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia was the only other Marlin to reach base, as he was hit by a pitch. Solano two-out triple in the ninth gave the club their lone real scoring chance of the day, but Casey McGehee lined out to end it.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Donovan Solano had a big night at the plate in Friday's rout of the Braves, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

All four of Solano's hits on the evening were singles. He has done a respectable job in his limited action this season, hitting .263/.318/.344 with three homers and 23 RBI in his 224 at-bats. He's certainly worth using as a middle infield option in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Donovan Solano was one of the Marlins lone bright spots in Sunday's loss to the Braves, going 2-for-4.

The Marlins were able to muster only six hits as a team against Alex Wood and company as they were held scoreless. With the two-hit attack, Solano is now slashing .249/.302/.335 on the season. He is seeing the bulk of playing time at second base and could be worth a look as a middle infielder in deeper mixed leagues.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:30:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:15:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:40:00 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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 02:25:00 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.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 02:52:00 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.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 10:48:00 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.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 04:52:00 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.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 09:51:00 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.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 05:12:00 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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Scott Sizemore
3Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Reid Brignac
LF1Christian Yelich
2Tyler Colvin
3Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Vinny Rottino
Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey
9Preston Claiborne
10Vin Mazzaro
11Nick Masset
12Pat Misch
13Ryan Reid