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Yangervis Solarte | Third Baseman | #26

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / MIN
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Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Solarte hit a solo dong in the eighth inning, his 10th homer of the year. He finished the proverbial triple shy of the cycle in the game. Amidst a down year for the Padres, the 29-year-old Solarte is having a quietly good season, batting .297/.366/.530 with 39 RBI and 27 runs scored in 56 games. Jul 21 - 11:49 PM

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Yangervis Solarte jacked a two-run homer against the Dodgers on Saturday.

It was his only hit of the game, and one of only three the Padres could muster all night. Solarte is now hitting .302/.382/.527 in 169 at-bats this season. Those are great rates but he just doesn't get enough playing time to be a valuable fantasy commodity.
Jul 9 - 10:09 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBI as the Padres crushed the Diamondbacks 13-6 on Wednesday.

It's Solarte's first five-RBI game as a major leaguer. He'll be excellent trade bait for the Padres this month with his .308 average, .909 OPS and minimum salary (he's not going to be eligible for free agency until after 2019). The team, though, has no reason to move him unless it brings a couple of strong prospects.
Jul 7 - 1:18 AM

Yangervis Solarte clobbered his fifth home run of the season as the Padres fell to the Yankees in San Diego on Sunday.

His solo shot off of Yankees starter Chad Green tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning, but would wind up being the extent of the Padres offense until they tacked on a pair in the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and is now hitting .301/.387/.483 with 24 RBI on the season.
Jul 3 - 8:03 PM

Yangervis Solarte (thumb) is in the Padres' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

He'll start at second base, with Ryan Schimpf drawing the start at third base. Solarte has been in and out of the lineup this week because of a left thumb injury.
Jun 15 - 1:01 PM

Yangervis Solarte (thumb) is in Monday's lineup versus the Marlins.

Solarte was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Sunday after he aggravated a left thumb injury on Saturday, but it's not a major concern. He's batting cleanup against Wei-Yin Chen on Monday.
Jun 13 - 4:54 PM

Yangervis Solarte grounded out as a pinch hitter in the Padres' loss to the Rockies on Sunday.

Solarte's soft roller to short in the bottom of the ninth inning ended the game at 2-1. He was held out of the Padres' starting lineup Sunday after aggravating a left thumb injury on Saturday. The third baseman should be fine to return to full-time duties on Monday.
Jun 13 - 8:54 AM

Yangervis Solarte (thumb) is expected back in the Padres' lineup on Monday.

Solarte aggravated a left thumb injury on Saturday. He'll sit out Sunday's game but is expected to be fine. "He’s going to be fine long run," manager Andy Green said. "It’s something where he’s gotten jammed in recent days and he’s got some swelling in there now. After his first at-bat, it just didn’t look like it was going to be productive to keep him out there for the rest of the day."
Jun 12 - 9:40 AM

Yangervis Solarte left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a left thumb contusion.

It looks like he may have aggravated an existing injury as Solarte's hand was wrapped during batting practice. He went 0-for-1 before exiting in the third inning. Adam Rosales replaced him at the hot corner. Solarte is day-to-day.
Jun 11 - 6:09 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer Monday against the Braves.

The Padres might want to strike while the iron is hot and move Solarte while he's at the peak of his value; he has a .999 OPS in 74 at-bats this year. The Mets, Yankees and Orioles are among the contenders that could use the infield help.
Jun 7 - 2:25 AM

Yangervis Solarte hit a pair of homers to knock in four runs against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It's the second two-homer game of Solarte's career. The switch-hitter was batting cleanup tonight in his sixth game back from the disabled list. Still, it's probably not enough to make him of use in the typical mixed league.
May 28 - 1:27 AM

Yangervis Solarte ended Saturday's 3-2, 11-inning win over the Dodgers by drawing a bases-loaded walk.

Yes, the classic walk-off walk. Dodgers reliever Chin-Hui Tsao had himself a rough one, walking three after allowing a lead-off single to Wil Meyers to open the bottom of the eleventh. Perhaps a reason for his nervousness around the strike zone: Melvin Upton Jr. almost ended the game with a would-be home run that died on the warning track with one out in the frame. Regardless, Solarte eventually drew the walk to end the game. He probably feels pretty great with this one. He hasn't played since early April, having been done in by a strained hamstring. Last season, the 28-year-old infielder slashed .270/.320/.428 with 33 doubles, four triples, 14 homers and 63 RBI over 526 at-bats. Those in deeper mixed- or NL-only formats, particularly those in need of infield help, should consider scooping Solarte off waivers if he is not already owned.
May 22 - 2:13 AM

Padres activated 3B Yangervis Solarte from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed almost six weeks with a strained hamstring. Solarte isn't starting against the Dodgers on Saturday but he'll be available off the bench. Manager Andy Green said he wants to keep Brett Wallace's bat in the lineup. With Wallace locked in at the hot corner, Solarte might start seeing time at second base.
May 21 - 8:14 PM

Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.

Solarte suffered a strained hamstring just a week into the season and has been on the shelf ever since. His rehab has been progressing, though, and he began playing in extended spring training games on May 14. Next up, the rehab assignment. Solarte could be activated as early as this weekend. If that doesn't come to pass, he will almost certainly be activated next week barring a medical setback.
May 18 - 7:54 PM

Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) has begun playing extended spring training games.

It's been a month since Solarte strained his hamstring so it's good to finally see some progress. He's close to beginning a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore. With Solarte and Alex Amarista (hamstring) both out, Brett Wallace has taken over as the Padres' starting third baseman.
May 14 - 8:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
3Adam Rosales
4Ryan Schimpf
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Andrew Cashner
3Christian Friedrich
4Colin Rea
5Luis Perdomo
6Cesar Vargas
7Erik Johnson
8Robbie Erlin
9Edwin Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Ryan Buchter
3Matt Thornton
4Brad Hand
5Jon Edwards
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Paul Clemens
9Jose Dominguez