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Yangervis Solarte | Second Baseman | #26

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 212
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / MIN
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Yangervis Solarte will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.
Solarte suffered the injury on a right-handed swing during pregame batting practice Tuesday and had to be scratched from the Padres' starting lineup, with Chase d'Arnaud filling in at second base. This injury comes with unfortunate timing for Solarte, who was batting .317/.394/.667 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 16 games this month. Ryan Schimpf or Carlos Asuaje will be called up to give the Friars much-needed infield depth. Jun 20 - 11:12 PM

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Yangervis Solarte was scratched from the Padres' lineup Tuesday due to a strained right oblique.

And the hot-hitting infielder is probably going to be placed on the 10-day disabled list. Chase d'Arnaud is now starting at second base Tuesday versus the Cubs.
Jun 20 - 8:23 PM

Yangervis Solarte yanked a pair of home runs during a 7-5, extra-inning win over the Brewers on Saturday.

He took Chase Anderson deep for a solo shot in the second inning. It looked like he would be the hero after punching a two-run shot in the top of the tenth inning off reliever Carlos Torres, but the Brewers hit a two-run bomb of their own in the bottom of the inning to keep the game going. Solarte has a .264 batting average with nine homers, 27 runs and 39 RBI in 280 plate appearances.
Jun 17 - 9:32 PM

Yangervis Solarte finished 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's game against the Rockies.

The switch-hitter has picked up the pace since manager Andy Green moved him to the two-hole, and he is 15-for-35 (.429) with six RBI over the past 10 games to raise his average from .226 to .260 just since May 21. He also homered in his first game of May before going without a clout the rest of the month. Let's hope he doesn't repeat that trend after homering in his first game of June.
Jun 3 - 2:25 AM

Yangervis Solarte finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

Solarte has improved since moving to the two-hole, and manager Andy Green is pleased with his patience at the plate. "He's reined in the over-aggression since he moved to the No. 2 hole. He was swinging at pitches outside the strike zone," Green said. Solarte is 11-for-28 (.393) with seven RBI over the past eight games to raise his average from .226 to .251 just since May 21.
May 31 - 3:02 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead his club to a 6-5 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

His third-inning single to left drove in the game's first run. He laced a two-run double to right center field in the fifth inning. He also drew a walk in the contest. Solarte had a hot April but has hit the skids in May. Overall he has a .241 batting average with three home runs and 24 RBI in 166 at-bats.
May 25 - 12:57 AM

Yangervis Solarte finished hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Solarte has had an awful time since flipping the calendar from April to May, collecting just eight hits over 64 at-bats (.125) with three extra-base hits and five RBI across 18 games.
May 21 - 4:54 AM

Yangervis Solarte finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

Solarte has now hit safely in 10 of his past 11 games, raising his average from .213 to .282 just since April 20. He isn't a stud at the plate, but he picks up the occasional extra-base hit while posting a reasonable walks-strikeout ratio. Solarte is a solid yet unspectacular mid-tier play in DFS play, too.
May 3 - 1:47 AM

Yangervis Solarte finished 3-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss at Arizona.

The Venezuelan switch-hitter has hit safely in six straight, including a pair of three-hit games to open the current series in Arizona. Solarte continues to start regularly and he has a penchant for collecting hits in bunches. He is trending up right now and worth a look as a nice mid-tier DFS value while running hot.
Apr 26 - 1:33 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Solarte hit an RBI single off Tom Koehler in the first inning, but was unable to come up with another hit for the duration of the contest. After hitting a respectable .286/.341/.467 in 2016, the 29-year-old second baseman is off to a .243/.325/.386 start through the first 70 at-bats of the current season.
Apr 23 - 8:45 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Solarte clubbed a solo home run off Derek Law to lead off the eighth inning. His shot drew the Padres to within 5-3, but they were unable to put together another run-scoring rally and fell by that final score. The dinger was Solarte's second during the first week of play. This was also the 29-year-old second baseman's second three-hit game (and third multi-hit game) of the first week.
Apr 9 - 8:36 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI as the Padres won their home opener against the Giants on Friday.

Solarte drove home Wil Myers with an RBI single in the third inning then plated Travis Jankowski with a single in the fifth. He wasn't done yet though, as his two-run double in the seventh erased a one-run deficit and put the Padres ahead to stay. He's now hitting .350/.391/.600 with a homer and seven RBI on the young season and should continue to receive plenty of RBI chances hitting in the cleanup spot of the Padres' lineup.
Apr 7 - 9:49 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Wil Myers got an All-Star trip and a big contract, but Solarte beat him in average, OBP and even slugging percentage in his 109 games last year, finishing at .286/.341/.467. It was a surprise that no one stepped up to trade for him when the Padres were looking for prospects this winter. He could be a hot commodity at the trade deadline this year.
Apr 5 - 1:06 AM

Padres manger Andy Green said Saturday that he wants to get Yangervis Solarte work in at second base once he returns from the World Baseball Classic.

Green prefers both Ryan Schimpf and Cory Spangenberg better at third base defensively than he does at second base. If Solarte proves he can handle second base, he could turn into the regular starter there while the other two battle for the job at the hot corner.
Mar 11 - 12:23 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in Monday's 6-5 win over the White Sox.

Solarte drove in two runs with a single in the third inning and later added a double in the seventh. The 29-year-old was mentioned as a trade candidate over the winter, but the Padres ultimately signed him to a two-year extension with a pair of club options. The 29-year-old owns a .774 OPS over the last two seasons and will once again serve as the Padres’ primary third baseman this year.
Mar 6 - 7:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Travis Jankowski
3Matt Szczur
4Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Trevor Cahill
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Miguel Diaz
4Luis Perdomo
5Clayton Richard
6Dinelson Lamet
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Ryan Buchter
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Kirby Yates
8Jose Valdez
9Buddy Baumann
10Phil Maton