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Yangervis Solarte | Third 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
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Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday.
The homer didn't do a thing to change the results of the game as it came with Toronto trailing 9-0 in the ninth inning, but you certainly won't be complaining if he's in your lineup. He now has 10 homers on the season, and his overall line of .267/.320/.480 with 29 RBI in 45 games is better than expected after coming to the Blue Jays from San Diego. May 20 - 4:47 PM

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Yangervis Solarte reached base six times with five hits including a go-ahead grand slam in extra innings Thursday in the Blue Jays’ 13-11 win over the Indians.

He was an absolute fiend on Thursday, filling the stat sheet with a double, three singles, a walk and the capper, a grand slam off Tyler Olsen in the 11th inning. Solarte is off to a roaring start with a team-high nine homers to go with 22 RBI. He had been filling in at third base for Josh Donaldson, who returned from the disabled list on Thursday. Even with Donaldson back, the Jays should find a place for Solarte in the lineup as long as he keeps hitting.
May 3 - 9:50 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs batted in during the Blue Jays' win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

With the homer, Solarte now has seven on the year, with this one coming off Martin Perez with no runners on in the second inning. The average (.231) leaves a lot to be desired, but it's tough to argue with the power results at this point. The question right now is where Solarte will play when Josh Donaldson returns from the disabled list. It's a good problem to have.
Apr 29 - 4:18 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as his club fell to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The bomb came off starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the sixth inning. Solarte is making a strong first impression with his new team and is getting lots of playing time in the absence of Troy Tulowitzki. He has a .237/.352/.513 slash line with six home runs, 11 RBI and 14 runs scored in 21 games.
Apr 25 - 11:39 PM

Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run homer in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

Solarte reached three times, as he also had a single and a walk. The former San Diego infielder is off to an outstanding start to his Toronto career, as seen in his .296/.409/.574 line with the Blue Jays. Those numbers will come down, but Solarte has certainly earned playing time even when Josh Donaldson (shoulder) returns from the disabled list.
Apr 18 - 7:28 PM

Yangervis Solarte delivered a two-run homer and a two-run single as the Blue Jays smoked the Royals 11-3 in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

There should have been a few more teams after Solarte when the Padres were pretty much giving him away over the winter. He's certainly not going to maintain his current 1.007 OPS, but he's been an above average hitter over the course of his career and his versatility gives him a great deal of value to a major league team.
Apr 17 - 6:26 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and drove in a run against the Orioles on Wednesday.

He laced a single to center that plated Luke Maile in the fifth inning. He also doubled in the ballgame while slotting into the number three slot in the Blue Jays' batting order. The former Padre super-utilityman is playing nearly every day at a different position as the team battles the injury bug. He's swinging a hot bat as evidenced by his .316/.447/.553 slash line with two homers in 47 plate appearances.
Apr 11 - 10:58 PM

Yangervis Solarte had a pair of hits and walked twice, scoring a run in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Solarte had two of the team's 11 hits, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances in the victory. He's been an on-base machine to start the year, walking eight times compared to three strikeouts en route to a .471 on-base percentage. He's also hitting .308 while playing shortstop, second and third for the Jays in the early days of the year.
Apr 8 - 8:57 PM

Yangervis Solarte slugged a solo homer and drew three weeks Friday against the Rangers.

Solarte walked in each of his first three plate appearances before going yard against Jesse Chavez in the sixth. He actually went back-to-back with Russell Martin. With Aledmys Diaz (back) sidelined, Solarte made the start at shortstop before moving to second base in the seventh inning. He doesn’t have a regular spot in the lineup if Diaz is healthy, but he should still see plenty of opportunities, especially with Troy Tulowitzki (heels) likely out for the first two months of the season.
Apr 7 - 12:45 AM

Yangervis Solarte is playing third base and hitting fifth against the Yankees on Friday.

Solarte mans the hot corner while Josh Donaldson will spend some time at DH as he deals with his "dead arm." Kendrys Morales will see his playing time chopped down during Donaldson's healing period. The rest of the Blue Jays lineup: Devon Travis 2B, Donaldson DH, Justin Smoak 1B, Curtis Granderson LF, Solarte 3B, Randal Grichuk RF, Russell Martin C, Kevin Pillar CF, Aledmys Diaz SS
Mar 30 - 3:05 PM

Yangervis Solarte busted out of his slump with a 4-for-4 day including two RBI and two runs scored as his club lost to the Yankees in Grapefruit League play.

Solarte had just six hits total in 16 games prior to today. The nice game boosted his line to .208/.255/.354 with just a few days to go before Opening Day. He is pegged for a super-utility role in his first season in Toronto, but could get quite a bit of action at shortstop while Troy Tulowitzki recovers from his injured heel.
Mar 24 - 6:51 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
4Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Joe Biagini
7Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Jake Petricka
8Deck McGuire
9Danny Barnes