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Yangervis Solarte | Second 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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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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
SS1Erick Aybar
2Luis Sardinas
3Allen Cordoba
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Travis Jankowski
2Alex Dickerson
3Jabari Blash
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jered Weaver
3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
6Christian Friedrich
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
9Jarred Cosart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Jose Torres