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Sammy Solis | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Nationals recalled LHP Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse.
Solis had a 5.54 ERA in 10 appearances before being sent down to make room for Jonathan Papelbon a month ago. He'll pitch in losing causes and do what he can to ensure he remains on the 40-man this winter. Sep 1 - 5:34 PM

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Nationals optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse.

They needed to clear a spot on the roster for Jonathan Papelbon. Solis holds a 5.54 ERA over 10 relief appearances this season.
Jul 29 - 3:20 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg.

Solis holds a 4.50 ERA over six relief appearances with the big club this season. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Jul 17 - 1:43 PM

Nationals optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg.

Washington had to make room for Jordan Zimmermann, who is coming off the paternity list. Solis threw a perfect inning Tuesday in a loss to Cincinnati. The 26-year-old should get another chance with the Nats later this year.
Jul 11 - 5:34 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg.

This should just be a temporary stay for Solis. He's filling the vacated roster spot of David Carpenter, who was placed on the paternity leave list on Monday.
Jul 6 - 2:57 PM

Nationals activated LHP Sammy Solis from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Harrisburg.

Solis is recovered from his left shoulder injury, but there's no longer a spot for him in Washington's bullpen. David Carpenter was acquired from the Yankees on Thursday.
Jun 11 - 10:58 AM

Sammy Solis (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday.

Solis has been out for the last few weeks with inflammation in his pitching shoulder, but he's been throwing lately with no issues. He should rejoin the Nationals' bullpen shortly.
Jun 7 - 11:33 AM

Sammy Solis (shoulder) threw off flat ground Wednesday.

Solis hit the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 18 with left shoulder inflammation. Given that he's still not throwing off a mound, it appears unlikely he'll be back when his 15 days are up.
May 27 - 6:32 PM

Nationals placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 18, with left shoulder inflammation.

Solis has had shoulder issues in the past, so hopefully this isn't anything serious. Casey Janssen (shoulder) has been activated from the DL to take Solis' spot in the bullpen.
May 22 - 2:25 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg.

Solis has successfully made it back from elbow and shoulder surgeries and will now make his major league debut when he gets into a game. The southpaw allowed one run over four relief innings for Harrisburg.
Apr 29 - 2:21 PM

Nationals optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg.

Solis missed a large chunk of the 2014 season with left elbow discomfort and didn't exactly shine this spring in the Grapefruit League. He's organizational depth.
Mar 16 - 9:30 AM

Nationals pitching prospect Sammy Solis has been shut down with left elbow discomfort.

Solis has missed most of the season with a back injury and was blasted for eight earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in his lone start for Double-A Harrisburg last week. The former second-round pick underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012, but it's not clear at this point how serious his current elbow injury is.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 06:59:00 PM

Sammy Solis (back) felt good while throwing a bullpen session Thursday.

Solis hasn't pitched in a game since March 2 because of back spasms, but it sounds like he's close to returning. The 25-year-old made it back from Tommy John surgery last season and posted a 3.32 ERA and 43/19 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings between rookie ball and High-A Potomac. He could work his way to the majors before long.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of LHP Sammy Solis from High-A Potomac.

Solis made 12 starts with High-A this year, posting a 3.43 ERA in 57 2/3 innings. Solis, 25, is now protected during December's Rule 5 Draft. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has already said Solis has a chance to pitch in relief with the big club next season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 07:45:00 PM

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo suggested Wednesday that prospect left-hander Sammy Solis could pitch out of the bullpen in the majors next season.

The Cardinals have used young pitchers in relief roles to great success, so the Nationals haven't ruled out a similar path for Solis. The 24-year-old made it back from Tommy John surgery this past season and posted a 3.32 ERA and 43/19 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings between rookie ball and High-A Potomac. Viewed as a future starter, he's currently pitching in the Arizona Fall League.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 12:38:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen
11Rafael Martin
12Matt Grace