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Donovan Solano | Second Baseman | #57

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / STL
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Yankees purchased the contract of INF Donovan Solano from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
He'll provide infield depth with Starlin Castro (hamstring) injured. Solano had a nice season for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .319/.349/.436 with seven homers. Sep 18 - 1:40 PM

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Yankees signed INF Donovan Solano to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Solano, 28, hit just .189/.215/.244 for the Marlins last season. He'll compete for a utility infielder gig.
Jan 8 - 3:04 PM

Donovan Solano has elected free agency.

The 27-year-old infielder appeared in 55 games with the Marlins in 2015, slashing a mere .189/.215/.244 with seven RBI and an 18/1 K/BB ratio in 90 at-bats. He'll hit the open market looking for an opportunity to compete for a reserve infielder role in the spring.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Marlins sent INF Donovan Solano outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

He's no longer on the 40-man roster. Solano hit just .189/.215/.244 for the Fish this season.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:16:00 PM

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

Solano has hit just a .156/.194/.219 over 46 games this season with the big club this season. He'll offer depth in the infield.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 01:20:00 PM

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

Solano has managed just a .156/.194/.219 batting line over 46 games this season. The Marlins have elected to keep Miguel Rojas around as a utility infielder over him.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Marlins activated INF Donovan Solano from the paternity leave list.

He'll return to his utility role. Solano is hitting an embarrassing .145/.185/.210 over 44 games.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Marlins placed INF Donovan Solano on the paternity leave list.

Solano can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. Dee Gordon will take his place on the active roster.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 03:06:00 PM

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

With Dee Gordon (thumb) likely headed to the disabled list, the Marlins desperately need infield depth. Solano was a non-factor during his first stint with Miami, hitting only .153 in 38 games earlier this season.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 08:09:00 PM

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

The 27-year-old was unable to get anything going offensively during his time with the big league club, slashing a mere .153/.180/.220 with five RBI and an 11/1 K/BB ratio over 59 at-bats. He'll continue to provide infield depth in the minors.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:48:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 04:38:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 04:09:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Rob Refsnyder
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Donovan Solano
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
2Ronald Torreyes
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Eric Young Jr.
3Mason Williams
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
2Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
7Bryan Mitchell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Ben Heller
4Adam Warren
5Chasen Shreve
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Anthony Swarzak
9Kirby Yates
10James Pazos
11Luis Severino
12Jonathan Holder
13Nick Goody
14Richard Bleier