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Yangervis Solarte | Third Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Yangervis Solarte finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI on Tuesday against the Orioles.
What else were you expecting? Solarte is now hitting .458 (11-for-24) with six doubles, seven RBI, and four runs scored over his first seven games in the majors. Who knows how long it will last, but the Yankees will continue to run him out there at third base while Kelly Johnson helps fill in for Mark Teixeira (hamstring) at first base. Those searching for a MI (middle infielder) option could do a lot worse than ride this train. Apr 8 - 5:04 PM

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Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 and plated three runs on Friday, leading the Yankees to a 7-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

The 26-year-old infielder put the Yankees ahead to stay with a two-run double off Dustin McGowan in the third inning, and added another RBI double in the ninth for good measure. He’s 5-for-10 on the young season with four RBI and could get more looks at third base, especially since Kelly Johnson may have to cover first with the injury to Mark Teixeira.
Apr 4 - 11:06 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored against the Astros on Thursday.

Solarte drew his first big-league start over Kelly Johnson against a lefty and made the most of it, reaching every time he came up. The Yankees might as well go with the hot hand at their two open infield slots, so expect to see Solarte back out there on Friday, if not in Johnson's place then at second over Brian Roberts.
Apr 3 - 11:40 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of INF Yangervis Solarte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees have yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Solarte, a 26-year-old career minor leaguer, beat out Eduardo Nunez for a backup infielder job after hitting .429 with 1.061 OPS in 47 plate appearances this spring.
Apr 1 - 3:47 PM

Yangervis Solarte will be on the Yankees' Opening Day roster.

Solarte batted .429 with a 1.061 OPS in 47 plate appearances this spring to win the spot. He has experience all around the diamond and will back up multiple positions.
Mar 29 - 2:13 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer off Edinson Volquez on Wednesday.

Solarte, 26, is in Yankees camp on a minor league deal after hitting .276/.323/.403 for the Rangers' Triple-A club last season. He played shortstop today (and made an error), but he's really more of a second baseman. If would probably take more than just a Derek Jeter injury to get him to the majors this year.
Feb 26 - 4:13 PM

Yankees signed INF Yangervis Solarte to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Solarte, 26, batted .276/.323/.403 with 12 homers and 75 RBI last season at Triple-A for the Rangers. The utility player will provide the Yanks with some minor league depth.
Jan 12 - 11:59 AM

Rangers re-signed INF Yangervis Solarte to a minor league contract.

The deal includes a spring training invite. Solarte, 25, batted .288/.340/.405 with 11 homers and a .745 OPS in 130 games with Triple-A Round Rock this past season. He'll likely serve as organizational depth again in 2013.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 01:53:00 PM

Rangers assigned INF Yangervis Solarte, C Tommy Mendonca and OF Kyle Hudson to minor league camp.

Solarte went 6-for-18 with two home runs and five RBI this spring in the Cactus League. The 24-year-old never had a shot of cracking the Rangers' Opening Day roster.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Rangers signed INF/OF Yangervis Solarte to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Solarte, 24, batted .329/.367/.466 with seven homers, 49 RBI and an .834 OPS over 497 plate appearances this season with Double-A New Britain in the Twins' organization. Injuries have hindered his progress in the minors and he should be considered a longshot to make the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 05:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
2Dean Anna
3Scott Sizemore
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Yangervis Solarte
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Alfonso Soriano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Ivan Nova
5Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Shawn Kelley
3Matt Thornton
4Dellin Betances
5Adam Warren
6David Phelps
7Vidal Nuno
8Cesar Cabral
9Shane Greene