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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
Contract: view contract details
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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Yangervis Solarte's contract extension with the Padres includes club options for 2018 and 2019.
Solarte will earn $2.5 million in 2017 and $4 million in 2018 while the Padres hold club options of $5.5 million for 2019 and $8 million for 2020, each with a buyout of $750,000. The deal guarantees Solarte $7.5 million, which includes a signing bonus of $250,000. Jan 14 - 1:37 PM

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Padres signed 3B Yangervis Solarte to a two-year contract extension.

Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The deal buys out Solarte's first two years of arbitration, though he'll still be eligible for his final year of arbitration following the 2018 season. Solarte spent much of his time in 2016 as the club's cleanup hitter, slashing .286/.341/.467 with 15 homers and 71 RBI in 109 games.
Jan 13 - 8:48 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have considered signing Yangervis Solarte to an extension.

They're reportedly on the verge of locking up Wil Myers and apparently are interesting in a long-term deal with Solarte, as well. Solarte, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason, has batted .277/.329/.445 in his two full seasons in San Diego.
Jan 13 - 4:36 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have had discussions with the Padres, presumably about their available second basemen.

Fletcher lists Yangervis Solarte, Ryan Schimpf, Corey Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje as possible targets for the Angels. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has previously reported that the Padres are "aggressively shopping" Solarte, so he might be the one the Halos have eyes on. The Dodgers are also involved on Solarte, who batted 286/.341/.467 with 15 homers last season.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 10:49:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are among the teams talking to the Padres about Yangervis Solarte.

Los Angeles is hoping to retain third baseman Justin Turner, but Turner is one of the biggest fish on a weak free agent market and is drawing heavy interest from many other clubs. Solarte would be a pretty good fallback plan, coming off a year in which he slashed 286/.341/.467 with 15 homers and 71 RBI in 443 plate appearances as the Padres' primary cleanup hitter. Solarte, 29, is under control via salary arbitration through 2019.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 07:38:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Padres are aggressively shopping Yangervis Solarte.

The 29-year-old slashed an impressive .286/.341/.467 with 15 homers and 71 RBI in 443 plate appearances with the Padres in 2016 while serving primarily as their cleanup hitter. He's in his first year of arbitration though and is projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $2.7 million in the process. While that may not seem excessive, the Padres are trying to cut payroll and may look to get what they can now for one of their top trade chips.
Source: FOX Sports
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:11:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte has rejoined the Padres.

He hasn't played since his wife passed away from cancer last weekend. Solarte has had a strong season for the Padres, hitting .284 with a career-high 15 HR and 68 RBI. Ryan Schimpf handed third base during his absence.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte (personal) would like to return this season, but Padres manager Andy Green said the infielder's situation remains "fluid."

Solarte's wife, Yuliett, died this past Saturday from complications related to cancer. She was only 31. Obviously the Padres will give Solarte all the time he needs.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte was scratched from the Padres lineup on Friday due to a family issue.

He left the club to go home and be with his family. There's no timetable for his return at the moment, but with the Padres long out of contention, he certainly won't be rushed. Alexi Amarista replaced him in Friday's lineup and could see extra run in his absence.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte was scratched from the Padres' lineup Friday.

No reason for the scratch has been provided yet. Alexi Amarista has replaced him at second base.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday as the Padres fell to the Rockies.

Solarte came through with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning that tied the game at 2-2. He has done a nice job as the Padres cleanup hitter this season, slashing .285/.340/.479 with 15 homers and 64 RBI.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with three RBI in a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

He singled in a run in the first inning and followed that with a two-RBI double in the next frame. His season stats look a bit low because he missed over a month on the disabled list but he has been a quality fantasy producer when in the lineup. He is batting .283 with 15 home runs and 63 RBI in 97 games.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:17:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI as the Padres fell to the Dodgers on Sunday.

Solarte clubbed a two-run homer to open the game's scoring in the third inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. With the three-hit effort, he's now hitting .279/.340/.481 with 15 homers and 58 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with his 14th homer in the Padres' 4-2 victory over the Dodgers on Friday.

Solarte had a quiet August, hitting .227/.290/.371 in 26 games. Still, he's been a fine regular throughout, and he's getting the job done from both sides of the plate; his OPS is right around .800 hitting both left-handed and right-handed.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:49:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Solarte's run-scoring base knock in the top of the ninth merely served cosmetic effect in the 5-1 defeat. He drove in a run in each of the final two games of the weekend series, also homering on Saturday. For the season, the 29-year-old third-baseman is slashing .287/.353/.489 with 18 doubles, 12 homers and 49 RBI over 268 at-bats.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Carlos Asuaje
3Cory Spangenberg
4Jose Pirela
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Javier Guerra
3Allen Cordoba
4Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Rafael Ortega
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
3Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Christian Friedrich
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Clayton Richard
6Paul Clemens
7Miguel Diaz
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Ryan Buchter
4Brad Hand
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Buddy Baumann
7Jose Torres
8Keith Hessler
9Jose Ruiz
10Zach Lee
11Will Locante
12Andre Rienzo
13Jon Edwards
14Craig Stammen