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Yangervis Solarte | Second Baseman | #26

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 212
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays acquired 3B Yangervis Solarte from the Padres for minor league OF Edward Olivares and minor league RHP Jared Carkuff.
Solarte is a career .267/.327/.419 hitter who has experience at all four infield spots, providing value to the Jays as a safeguard against injury prone infielders Troy Tulowitzki and Devon Travis if nothing else. Reports suggest the trade is not a precursor for a Josh Donaldson deal. The 30-year-old Solarte is under team control through 2020. Jan 6 - 5:14 PM

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Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports the Blue Jays have acquired third baseman Yangervis Solarte from the Padres.

FanRag Sports' Robert Murray says the return is Edward Olivares and a "small second piece." Solarte batted a fairly pedestrian .255/.314/.416 in 2017, but he's a versatile defender and a better hitter than last year's line suggests. The Jays don't seemingly have a need for the 30-year-old at the positions at which he's most comfortable, so the questions around Josh Donaldson's future will surely flare back up now.
Jan 6 - 4:32 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Padres are engaged in trade talks with Yangervis Solarte as well as Chase Headley.

The Headley reports confirm Bob Nightengale's report that the Padres were shopping him, but Solarte's name is new to the trade block. In 2017, the 30-year-old infielder hit .255/.314/.416 with 18 homers, and he played all over the infield. His versatility along with team-friendly contract that contains two team options could make him a hot commodity if the Padres are serious about moving him.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte launched his 17th home run on Sunday as the Padres defeated the Rockies 4-3.

Solarte got the Padres on the board with his solo shot in the sixth inning, starting their comeback bid. He finished the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and is now slashing .252/.317/.418 with 17 homers and 59 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 08:53:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte connected in crunch time, swatting a walk-off solo homer to beat the Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday.

He took ace reliever Pedro Baez over the right field wall with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to end the game in style. It was Solarte's only hit of the night in five chances. The multi-position infielder missed a month with an oblique injury and is batting .257/.327/.418 with 15 homers and 54 RBI for the season.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 07:53:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte had a monster night at the dish Tuesday in St. Louis, homering and doubling twice as part of a six-RBI showing.

Solarte got the scoring going with a bases-clearing double in the third inning off of Lance Lynn, and he got to Lynn again in the fifth with another RBI double. The infielder capped off his night with a mammoth two-run blast off of Josh Lucas in the eighth that went an estimated 455 feet. Solarte has gone deep in two of his last three contests.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 12:27:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Solarte struck for a two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg in the first inning. The 30-year-old infielder owns a .268/.342/.427 triple-slash with 13 homers and 47 RBI across 90 games played. His tater on Saturday was his first since August 8.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI during a 7-3 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

He drove in a run with a groundout in the first inning, then cracked a two-run homer off reliever Drew Storen in the seventh. He spent more than a month on the disabled list with an oblique injury before returning last week. He has a .268 batting average with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 79 games. His positional flexibility gives him extra value in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Padres activated INF Yangervis Solarte from the 10-day disabled list.

Solarte missed nearly five weeks of action with a strained oblique. He's starting at third base Sunday and played some shortstop on his rehab assignment, as the Padres are expected to audition him to contenders as a potential super utility player.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Padres manager Andy Green confirmed Yangervis Solarte (oblique) and Austin Hedges (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday against the Pirates.

Hedges is back from his concussion while Solarte's strained oblique has finally subsided. Solarte went 2-for-7 during his two-game rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso while Hedges went 0-for-3 in his lone appearance in the Arizona League. With Carlos Asuaje excelling at second base, Solarte is likely to get reps at shortstop.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune said teams will "monitor" Yangervis Solarte's minor league rehab assignment.

This would suggest that teams are interested in Solarte, though Lin cautions that the Padres aren't shopping him. With Carlos Asuaje playing so well at second base, Solarte is expected to get some reps at shortstop during his rehab assignment. The 30-year-old has hit .268 with 10 homers and 40 RBI over 254 at-bats for the Friars this year.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 07:03:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A El Paso.

Solarte has been on the disabled list for five weeks with a right oblique strain, so he might remain in the minors through the weekend to get his timing right at the plate. Unless the Padres want to showcase him for a possible trade ahead of Monday's deadline. The 30-year-old infielder was batting .268/.349/.425 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI through 71 games this season for San Diego.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 09:15:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte (oblique) has yet to resume taking batting practice from the right side of the plate.

He's taken right-handed swings in the cage but has yet to progress to BP from that side. It's possible Solarte could begin a rehab assignment by swinging only left-handed. "I personally want to see him free of any kind of issues whatsoever before we start," Padres manager Andy Green said. "Hopefully he checks that box and we’re able to get him out sometime soon."
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte (oblique) has begun taking swings from the left side of the plate.

He can't swing righty yet, but the hope is that the switch-hitter is ready to begin a rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star break. Solarte has missed nearly three weeks with a right oblique strain.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Padres placed INF Yangervis Solarte on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 21 with a right oblique strain.

It weakens an already feeble Padres offense. Jose Pirela should handle the bulk of the second base duties, with Chase d'Arnaud and Carlos Asuaje also in the mix.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
3Danny Jansen
4Reese McGuire
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Yangervis Solarte
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
3Teoscar Hernandez
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Joe Biagini
7Deck McGuire
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Matt Dermody
7Tim Mayza
8Al Alburquerque
9Tyler Clippard
10Luis Santos
11Rhiner Cruz
12Jake Petricka
13John Axford
14Craig Breslow