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2024 Batting

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Regular Season .273 3 11 .746 0

Top Donovan Solano News

  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Exiting starting nine

    Solano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Solano had started each of the last eight games -- with seven coming at third base -- and went 5-for-29 with two home runs, three walks, six RBI and four runs. He should continue to have a regular spot in the lineup versus left-handed pitching, but Solano's opportunities to play against righties will likely become more limited now that Manny Machado is playing third base again after he had been relegated to designated hitter duties recently following his return from a right hip flexor strain.

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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Goes yard twice in win

    Solano went 2-for-4 with two home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the A's.

    All the Padres' offense came from long balls, with Solano supplying a solo shot off Hogan Harris in the second inning and a two-run homer off Lucas Erceg in the eighth. Solano's only other home run this season came May 27, but during that 16-game stretch he's slashing .315/.367/.519 with seven runs and nine RBI while filling in as the starting third baseman for a banged-up Manny Machado.

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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Draws sixth straight start

    Solano will start at third base and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game against the Athletics.

    Though Manny Machado returned to the lineup Monday after missing four straight games with a hip flexor strain, Solano has been able to maintain a spot in the lineup while Machado remains limited to designated hitter duties. Solano will get his sixth consecutive start Wednesday, but once Machado is cleared to resume playing third base, Solano will likely move into the short side of a platoon at designated hitter with David Peralta.

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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Three hits in win

    Solano went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Marlins.

    Solano recorded two base hits and then capped off his night with a run-scoring double in the eighth to put the Friars up, 4-0. He's now driven in runs in back-to-back games for the first time this season and has reached base seven times in his last nine plate appearances. The 36-year-old remains a utility depth option for this team and is slashing .375/.474/.531 with three RBI, two runs and a 5:4 K:BB in 38 plate appearances.

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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Slugs first homer

    Solano went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 2-1 win over Miami.

    Solano came into the contest having gone 2-for-13 over his previous seven contests, but he broke the slump with a second-inning solo homer for the game's first run. The long ball was his first as a member of the Padres after joining the organization on a minor-league deal in mid-April. Solano has never been much of a power hitter, but he's consistently demonstrated good contact skills and is slashing .321/.441/.464 in limited opportunities this season.

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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Contract selected by Friars

    The Padres selected Solano's contract from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

    The 36-year-old joined San Diego on a minor-league deal in mid-April and will join the big club after he posted an .847 OPS in 12 games with El Paso. Solano isn't likely to see significant playing time, especially following the Padres' acquisition of Luis Arraez.

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  • Padres' Donovan Solano: Signs MiLB deal with San Diego

    The Padres signed Solano to a minor-league contract Monday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Solano spent the 2023 season with the Twins, slashing .282/.369/.391 with five home runs and 38 RBI over 450 plate appearances. He'll report to Arizona, and the 36-year-old will look to work his way up through San Diego's minor-league system.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Perfect at plate

    Solano went 4-for-4 with one double and three runs scored in Tuesday's victory over the Athletics.

    Solano broke out of his slump Tuesday, scoring thrice and reaching safely in all five plate appearances after entering the contest with one hit across his last eight games (24 at-bats). Through 129 games thsi season, Solano is slashing .286/.371/.401 with 41 runs scored, 38 RBI and a 22.3 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting out Wednesday

    Solano is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

    Solano manned first base for the first two games of the series and went 3-for-11 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored, but he'll get a breather for the day game after a night game. Edouard Julien will cover first base for the Twins in the series finale.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sits in series finale

    Solano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Despite delivering a four-hit performance in Saturday's 9-7 win and maintaining a .395/.430/.481 batting line since Aug. 1, Solano will hit the bench Sunday for the second straight matchup with a right-handed pitcher (Jon Gray). Minnesota will roll out the same lineup they used against right-hander Max Scherzer in Friday's series opener, with Joey Gallo spelling Solano at first base once again.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Swats homer in four-hit game

    Solano went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 9-7 extra-inning win over Texas on Saturday.

    Solano put the first run on the board for Minnesota with his third-inning solo shot to left field. He came up big again in the fourth, knocking a two-run, two-out single to give the Twins their first lead. Solano finished with a season-high four knocks for his fifth multi-hit game over his past seven contests. He's batting a scorching .481 with seven RBI and five runs over that stretch.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting Friday

    Solano is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Rangers.

    Solano will get a breather after he went 5-for-10 with an RBI and two runs scored while starting all three games of the team's series with Cleveland. Joey Gallo will take over at first base and bat ninth in the opener with Texas.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Continues to serve as starting 1B

    Solano will start at first base and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Guardians.

    After taking a seat for Tuesday's 4-2 loss, Solano will draw back into the lineup for the series finale for what will be his 14th start in 15 games. The 35-year-old has been a major boon for fantasy managers in the batting-average category in August (.361 over 72 at-bats), but his production is lacking in just about every other area (no home runs or stolen bases, nine runs and seven RBI). He's firmly supplanted Joey Gallo as the Twins' top option at first base at the moment, though Solano will be at risk of falling into a short-side platoon role once Alex Kirilloff (shoulder) returrns from the injured list.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Nabs sixth straight start

    Solano will start at first base and bat second in Sunday's game against the Pirates.

    Solano will stick in the starting nine for the sixth game in a row after going 7-for-22 with a double and an RBI over the previous five contests. The Twins are facing a left-handed opening pitcher (Ryan Borucki) on Sunday, so the righty-hitting Solano could end up giving way to the lefty-hitting Joey Gallo midway through the contest, when right-hander Osvaldo Bido is expected to take over for Pittsburgh.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Returns to lineup

    Solano (knee) is serving as Minnesota's designated hitter and batting leadoff Sunday against Philadelphia

    Solano was removed from Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a sprained right knee and will now return after a four-game absence. The 35-year-old was on a nice hot streak at the plate before getting injured, going 8-for-16 with two RBI and four runs scored since Aug. 1.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Avoids significant injury

    Solano was diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain in his right knee after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Detroit, but with the MRI on his knee coming back clean, the Twins are optimistic he'll avoid a long-term absence. Minnesota hasn't ruled out Solano requiring a trip to the injured list, however, but manager Rocco Baldelli said that the veteran utility man is considered day-to-day for the time being while he waits for the swelling in his ankle to subside, according to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Gets MRI on knee

    Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers after undergoing an MRI on his sprained right knee, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    The Twins are still waiting on the results of Solano's MRI, so until the team learns more about the severity of his injury, he'll be considered day-to-day. Solano, who made his third straight start at first base in Tuesday's 6-0 loss, went 1-for-2 at the dish before departing from the game when he injured the ankle while running the bases in the third inning. Joey Gallo came off the bench to pinch run for Solano and will draw the start at first base Wednesday.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Exits with injury

    Solano was removed from Tuesday's game against Detroit with a right knee sprain, Audra Martin of Bally Sports North reports.

    Solano appeared to jam his right ankle after making an awkward slide back into first base, but the issue is now confirmed to be in his knee. There's no word yet on how severe Solano's injury is, but more information will likely come in the near future. For now, he should be considered day-to-day.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Age: 36
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: R, R