Solarte went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to Colorado. The utility infielder has bounced around the diamond over his last eight starts, batting .313 with two homers and five RBI over that span. While Solarte is currently swinging a hot bat, the Padres are scheduled to face three lefties over their next four contests, and the switch-hitter has struggled against southpaws to the tune of .208 batting average this season. With every at-bat having increased significance this late in the year, fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan ready after Monday's tilt against the Dodgers.
Solarte went 2-for-5 with a double and his 17th home run of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies. Solarte returned to the lineup with a bang after receiving a day off Saturday. He has been logging starts at third base this past week while the Padres shuffle their lineup to replace the injured Jose Pirela (finger). The utility infielder may be eligible at several positions, but his .252/.317/.418 slash line and modest power play best at either second base or shortstop.
Solarte is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies. Erick Aybar will get the start at shortstop against lefty Tyler Anderson. Solarte has a sub-.650 OPS overall since his return from an oblique injury in late July, and he's batting just .198/.269/.245 against left-handed pitching for the season.
Solarte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 3-1 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday. Solarte set a new career high in homers with his 16th blast in 107 games. The 30-year-old's .255 batting average hinders his fantasy value, but he has provided enough pop to stay relevant as a middle infielder in most formats.
Solarte is not in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. His lone hit in five trips to the plate during the matinee was a walkoff homer against Pedro Baez. Solarte hasn't done much else of note since his return from an oblique injury in late July, but he should continue to serve as the primary shortstop and bat near the middle of the order over the remainder of the season.
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