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Top Donovan Solano News

  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Still experiencing soreness

    Solano (hamstring) is still experiencing soreness following his PRP injection, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Solano was shut down from running when he received his PRP injection April 28, but he's still managing soreness over a week later. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume baseball activities, but once he does, he'll likely need time to ramp back up following his shutdown.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Shut down following injection

    Solano (hamstring) received a PRP injection Tuesday and has been shut down from running for five to seven days, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The veteran infielder has been out all year after injuring his left hamstring in late March. While initial reports suggested he wouldn't required a long stay on the injured list, things evidently haven't gone as planned. He'll still have to ramp back up after he's allowed to resume running, so his season debut is likely at least still a few weeks away.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Nearing rehab assignment

    Solano (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Tuesday or Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He's getting close," manager David Bell said. "We're meeting with him after he does his work to determine the next step. He may stop off in Arizona and get a lot of at-bats for a couple of days."

    The Reds are close to reaching a decision whether to put Jonathan India on the IL -- if they go that route, Solano could temporarily be stepping into a starting role at second base when he returns. Otherwise, the Reds will mostly turn to Brandon Drury.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Joining team for road trip

    Manager David Bell said Solano (hamstring) will travel with the Reds for their upcoming four-game series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers that begins Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    Solano's presence on the road trip doesn't mean he'll be activated from the 10-day injured list this weekend, though it suggests that his return to the 28-man active roster isn't too far off. Once he's deemed ready to play, Solano should displace Brandon Drury as the Reds' top utility infielder and make regular starts against left-handed pitching.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Pushing to return

    Solano (hamstring) took a few swings Friday during Mike Minor's simulated game, not content to just track pitches, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I feel better every single day," Solano said. "I try to push myself every single day to get better and better. I don't know how much more time I need, but I think we're moving at a good pace."

    Solano elaborated that his leg isn't yet 100 percent when swinging, and that he feels it when "I touch the ground and turn." He's also not yet running, so a rehab assignment isn't yet in the offing.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Slated to hit in sim game

    Solano (hamstring) will hit in a simulated game Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Although Solano is on the injured list to begin the season, manager David Bell is optimistic the utility man won't have a lengthy absence. His participation in Friday's sim game echoes that optimism, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Solano begin a minor-league rehab assignment next week if his hitting session goes well.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Lands on 10-day injured list

    Solano (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.

    Solano dealt with a left hamstring issue late in camp, and the injury will force him to miss the start of the regular season. Manager David Bell is optimistic that the 34-year-old won't require a lengthy stint on the injured list, but Brandon Drury is expected to fill in as a utility man in Solano's absence.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Won't be ready for Opening Day

    Manager David Bell said Wednesday that Solano (hamstring) will begin the regular season on the injured list, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Solano sustained a left hamstring injury Tuesday against the Rangers and feels slightly better Wednesday, but he'll still be held out to begin the regular season. An exact timetable for his return isn't yet clear, though manager David Bell suggested that Solano's stint on the IL "may not be very long," per Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Solano was expected to be a fixture in the lineup against left-handed pitching, but his absence could clear the way for the righty-hitting Brandon Drury to make the Opening Day roster as a utility man.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Not in starting lineup

    Solano (hamstring) isn't starting Wednesday's Cactus League game against Oakland.

    Solano left Tuesday's game with a left hamstring issue, and he'll be held out of the starting lineup Wednesday. The severity of the injury isn't yet known, and it's unclear whether he'll be available off the bench against Oakland.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Suffers hamstring injury

    Solano exited Tuesday's game against Texas with a left hamstring injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Solano walked off the field with a team trainer after hurting himself while running the bases. The exact nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear. He's expected to find his way into the lineup at least against lefties this season, but the rest of the Reds' starting infielders could each receive a few more at-bats if he winds up missing time.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Sustains leg injury Tuesday

    Solano exited Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rangers in the third inning with an apparent left leg injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Solano, who picked up the start at shortstop, went 1-for-2 with an RBI before leaving the game when he appeared to hurt himself while advancing to second base on Tyler Stephenson's base hit. The Reds will presumably evaluate him in the locker room and provide an update on his condition after the game.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Back in action Sunday

    Solano (side) is starting at third base and batting sixth in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rockies, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Solano had been sidelined since being hit by a pitch Tuesday against the Dodgers, but he'll rejoin the lineup after taking a few days to recover. The 34-year-old is poised to work in a utility role after inking a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Reds in mid-March.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Exits after getting hit by pitch

    Solano left Tuesday's game against the Dodgers after a pitch hit him in the side, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    The exact nature of Solano's injury is unclear. If he suffered nothing worse than a bruise, he should be able to return to game action soon.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Gets $4.5M deal from Cincy

    Solano agreed Wednesday with the Reds on a one-year, $4.5 million contract, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Solano has seen the overwhelming majority of his innings at second base throughout his career, but unless the Reds elect to move reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India off the keystone, the 34-year-old will have to settle for most of his reps on the left side of the infield in 2022. Even with Cincinnati dealing Eugenio Suarez to Seattle earlier this week, the shortstop and third base positions still appear somewhat crowded, as all of Kyle Farmer, Jose Barrero and Mike Moustakas are competing for work at either position. Given the success he's had against lefty pitching over the past three seasons in San Francisco, Solano would probably make the most sense as a short-side platoon mate at the hot corner with the lefty-hitting Moustakas. From 2019 through 2021, Solano turned in wRC+ marks of 125, 137 and 121 versus southpaws.

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  • Giants' Donovan Solano: Activated Friday

    Solano (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday.

    Solano went 2-for-9 with an RBI during three games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, and he's now set to rejoin the big club ahead of the series opener against Atlanta. While Solano won't have an everyday role going forward, he should see time across the infield during the season's final weeks.

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  • Giants' Donovan Solano: Clutch homer in return

    Solano went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 6-5 extra-innings win over Atlanta.

    The 33-year-old missed about three weeks due to COVID-19, but he was able to make a near-instant impact in his return to the big-league roster. Solano's pinch-hit, ninth-inning solo shot forced extra innings, where San Francisco ultimately won on a sacrifice fly by ace starter Kevin Gausman. Through 321 plate appearances, Solano has seven home runs, 31 RBI, 32 runs scored, a pair of stolen bases and a .278/.338/.406 slash line. He's expected to see a short-side platoon role with Tommy La Stella at second base going forward, although Solano could also fill in at shortstop or third base.

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  • Giants' Donovan Solano: Could return Friday

    Solano (illness) could rejoin the Giants as early as Friday against Atlanta, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Solano recently began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento and went 2-for-9 with a run and an RBI across three appearances. Manager Gabe Kapler said that the 33-year-old could remain in Sacramento on Thursday to get some additional at-bats, but he appears to be on track to return from the COVID-19 injured list Friday.

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  • Giants' Donovan Solano: Nearing rehab assignment

    Solano (illness) is expected to begin a rehab assignment over the weekend, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Solano has been out since testing positive for COVID-19 in late August. Previous reports indicated he could return to the active roster by the end of the weekend, but it looks as though the Giants would rather see him get into a few minor-league games first. Given that he's only been out for just over two weeks, he shouldn't need a lengthy rehab assignment, meaning he should be back on the active roster sometime early next week.

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  • Giants' Donovan Solano: Could return for weekend series

    Solano (Illness) could be activated from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of the Giants' three-game road series versus the Cubs that begins Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Solano wasn't able to join the Giants in Colorado for their three-game series in Colorado that began Monday, but he was cleared to return to the team facility in San Francisco after completing a quarantine period. Assuming he fares well during his workouts the next few days, Solano could rejoin the Giants this weekend. Solano will likely serve as a short-side platoon mate at second base for Tommy La Stella once he's reinstated.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Age: 34
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R