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Yangervis Solarte | First Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Yangervis Solarte drove in four of the Padres' 14 runs Friday in a win over the Rockies.
The Padres should have picked Solarte as their second baseman on the All-Star ballot, but they gave the nod to Jedd Gyorko, even though Solarte has taken over as the starter against righties. He's been one of the Padres' best players, with a .328 average, 16 RBI and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 61 at-bats. May 2 - 2:41 AM

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Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and an RBI double, but the Padres fell to the Astros on Monday.

Solarte singled in the tying run in the fifth inning, making it 3-3 at the time. In the seventh, he tied the game again with a double. Despite an impressive batting line -- .320/.370/.520 -- Monday marked his first multi-hit game since April 13. Solarte could eventually see more consistent playing time at second base if Jedd Gyorko continues to struggle.
Apr 28 - 1:47 AM

Yangervis Solarte hit his second homer Wednesday off the Rockies' Kyle Kendrick.

Solarte needs to play regularly until he cools off, and it's not a bad thing that it's at Jedd Gyorko's expense, considering that Gyorko hasn't hit since 2013. Solarte is batting .343 in 35 at-bats.
Apr 22 - 11:49 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI against the Giants on Saturday.

Solarte is off to a 5-for-11 start in his part-time role in the San Diego infield. If he keeps hitting, it might make sense for the Padres to play him over Will Middlebrooks against right-handers. Still, it seems as though they'd prefer Middlebrooks keep the job at third base. Middlebrooks also had three hits tonight and is 6-for-24 with a homer in the early going. Of course, he's fanned eight times, while Solarte has struck out just once.
Apr 12 - 2:42 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-2 win against the White Sox.

Solarte went yard off of David Robertson in the fifth inning for his second spring home run. Officially in a super utility role, Solarte nears the end of spring training carrying a .310 average (18-for-58).
Apr 1 - 6:48 PM

Yangervis Solarte has embraced his super utility role with the Padres this spring.

He entered camp in a competition with Will Middlebrooks for the team's starting job at third base, but it appears that he'll wind up in a reserve role instead. With the ability to play nearly every position on the field, Solarte should find himself in the lineup on an almost nightly basis.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 27 - 10:09 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 in Monday's 1-0 win against the Phillies.

Solarte is now riding a six-game hitting streak, having come into the contest with three consecutive multi-hit games. Across his time with the Yankees and Padres, Solarte is slashing .262 /.343/.376 with 10 homers.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Solarte turned in his third straight multi-hit game, scoring runs in the third and ninth innings. He's got hits in six of his last seven games, including those four two-hit efforts, to raise his average to .274 since joining the Padres. Solarte is batting .262/.344/.377 overall this year.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 0-for-4 as the Padres' No. 3 hitter on Friday and has gone 11 straight games without an RBI.

Solarte got off to an excellent start as a Padre, but he's really slowed down of late. Of course, given the team's limited infield options, he's set to finish the season as a regular anyway. Ideally, he'll be a utilityman next year.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is batting leadoff for the Padres on Saturday versus the Cardinals.

Solarte had been sidelined for a couple of days while nursing a mild left oblique strain. He is batting .261/.345/.391 with nine home runs and 42 RBI on the season.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte (oblique) reported improvement Thursday.

Solarte left Wednesday's game against the Rockies with a mild left oblique strain. He expects to be able to help off the bench soon, but these injuries are notoriously tricky.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte left Wednesday's game against the Rockies with a mild left oblique strain.

Solarte sustained the injury while attempting to make a throw in the seventh inning. The mild designation suggests it may not be a devastating injury, but obliques are tricky. The Padres should give some more insight into his outlook in the next day or two.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 09:25:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte left Wednesday's game against the Rockies with a possible oblique injury.

Solarte made an errant throw on a ground ball in the seventh inning and was immediately replaced by Alexi Amarista. The Padres should shed some light on his injury shortly.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 08:57:00 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-1 triumph over the Rockies.

Believe it or not, this was just the sixth time Solarte has been held hitless with the Padres. The 27-year-old rookie infielder entered the game hitting .296 with 11 RBI and 14 runs in 18 games since being acquired from the Yankees in July. He didn't reach base tonight, but Solarte displayed the defensive chops that will endear him to managers for years to come even when his bat returns to earth. He began the game at third base, shifted to left field in the fourth as part of multiple defensive changes to cover for Yonder Alonso's forearm injury, and returned to third in the ninth.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 01:34:00 AM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Solarte walked and scored in the fourth inning, and he came around to score in the Padres' four-run fifth inning as well. The infielder is hitting .299 since the trade to the Padres, and he's batting .263/.348/.389 overall.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
8Cory Mazzoni