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Top Yangervis Solarte News

  • Yangervis Solarte: Parts ways with Atlanta

    The Braves released Solarte on Aug. 27.

    Atlanta added Solarte to its 60-man roster pool shortly before summer camp started, but the veteran infielder was unable to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Braves didn't envision him making his way on the roster at any point in the near future, so Solarte was cut loose to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

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  • Braves' Yangervis Solarte: Secures spot on 60-man roster

    Solarte will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Solarte reached an agreement to play in Japan over the second half of 2019, but he signed a minor-league contract with the Braves in January as a non-roster invitee. He hit .182/.240/.227 with a double and two RBI this spring before play was suspended. Given his lackluster results in recent seasons, it's unlikely that he'll see significant major-league playing time during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.

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  • Braves' Yangervis Solarte: Lands minors deal with Braves

    Solarte signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Solarte finished the 2019 season in Japan after only receiving a minor-league deal with the Marlins. The 32-year-old spent some time in the majors with the Giants at the beginning of the season, hitting .205/.247/.315 with seven RBI over 28 games prior to electing free agency. While Solarte has appeared in the majors in each of his past six seasons, his production has decreased in recent years.

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  • Yangervis Solarte: Pursuing work in Japan

    Solarte was removed from his game Tuesday with Triple-A New Orleans after reaching agreement on a contract with a team in Japan, Joe Frisaro of reports.

    After electing free agency in early May, Solarte landed with the Marlins on a minor-league deal just under a month later. Since his contract contained language allowing him to opt out and pursue opportunities elsewhere, the 31-year-old elected to do just that since a promotion to Miami seemingly wasn't imminent. Solarte, who slashed .314/.345/.451 over his 15 games with New Orleans, could resurface in North America in 2020 if MLB organizations are still interested in his services at that time.

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  • Marlins' Yangervis Solarte: Inks deal with Miami

    Solarte agreed to a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Friday, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.

    Solarte spent 28 games with the Giants earlier this season, but he struggled to a .205 average with a home run and seven RBI. He'll report to extended spring training before ultimately getting sent to Triple-A New Orleans.

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  • Yangervis Solarte: Becomes free agent

    Solarte was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday but elected to become a free agent instead, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

    Solarte went unclaimed on the waiver wire after being designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday, so he'll hit the open market. He produced a .205/.247/.315 slash line with a homer and seven RBI across 28 games with San Francisco this season.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: DFA'd by Giants

    Solarte was designated for assignment Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Solarte struggled at the dish through 28 games in the big leagues, batting .205 with a homer and seven RBI. Pat Venditte was also designated for assignment, opening up roster spots for Mac Williamson and Donovan Solano.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Hitting second Tuesday

    Solarte is starting in left field and hitting second Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    While Solarte had been getting starts in place of Steven Duggar (wrist), who returns to the lineup Tuesday, he will now fill in for Gerardo Parra, who is in the midst of a brutal slump. Solarte is 7-for-20 with a home run and two doubles over his last seven games, and could continue to get steady work until he cools down at the plate.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Playing time to decline

    Solarte started in left field and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Monday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

    Solarte has started five of the Giants' last six games, seeing most of those starts in the outfield in place of the injured Steven Duggar (wrist). Duggar returned as a pinch hitter Monday, which should signal an impending decline in playing time for Solarte. The veteran utility man and his .237/.286/.373 slash line should continue to see starts against southpaws.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Hits first 2019 homer

    Solarte went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees.

    Solarte hit the home run in the ninth inning as the Giants attempted to erase a six-run deficit, though the comeback effort eventually came up short. The 31-year-old is slashing .235/.291/.373 with seven RBI in 51 at-bats.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Makes third straight start

    Solarte started at second base Wednesday, going 0-for-4 in a 3-1 loss to San Diego.

    Solarte made his third consecutive start in place of Joe Panik (all three starts against southpaws), signifying a strict platoon at the keystone moving forward. The 31-year-old hasn't been doing much offensively early in his Giants career (.226/.294/.323 over 34 plate appearances), but this platoon situation will help highlight which days Solarte will be penciled in the lineup for DFS purposes.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Makes third start

    Solarte started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to San Diego.

    Solarte has now started three consecutive games (each at different positions) after sitting out the season opener, going 3-for-12 with a pair of doubles and an RBI over that span. The veteran utility man was giving two left-handed regular infielders a day off in his first two starts, but Solarte's usage in left field against a righty could indicate a potential platoon with Michael Reed moving forward. We won't fully know until the Giants' schedule normalizes (five southpaws through the first seven games), but this situation will be one to monitor for those in deep and NL-only formats.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Making first start of 2019

    Solarte is batting third and will play second base Friday against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

    Solarte failed to pick up a hit in one at-bat Opening Day, but he'll receive a few more opportunities Friday night. Joe Panik will head to the bench as a result.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Earns roster spot

    The Giants informed Solarte on Friday that he won a spot on the team's Opening Day roster, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Solarte is likely earmarked for a utility role after he received time at all four infield spots with the Blue Jays in 2018 and saw action at left field during spring training. The 31-year-old switch-hitter has slugged double-digit home runs in each of his five seasons in the majors, but he received more than 400 plate appearances in each of those years. He could struggle to see that level of playing time in 2019 and will be further hurt by the Giants' home park, one of the more pitcher-friendly environments in baseball.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Adds defensive versatility

    Solarte logged six innings in left field in the Giants' last spring training contest Monday.

    Solarte was brought in to the Giants' camp on a minor-league deal to compete for a utility-infield role. Monday's usage in the outfield hints that the club may have a larger utility role in mind. Adding outfield eligibility certainly wouldn't hurt.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Finds power stroke early

    Solarte went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's Cactus League action against the White Sox.

    Solarte mashed a solo home run in the first inning and drove in a run during the fifth on a single. It's good to see him find early success at the plate, although Solarte will need to keep up this high level of play if he hopes to nail down a roster spot to begin the 2019 campaign.

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  • Giants' Yangervis Solarte: Reaches deal with Giants

    Solarte signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Friday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

    The Blue Jays declined to tender Solarte a contract in November, making him a free agent after the worst offensive performance of his major-league career with a .226/.277/.378 slash line. The 31-year-old played all four infield spots with Toronto last season and is likely to battle with the likes of Pablo Sandoval for a utility role in San Francisco. According to Jon Heyman of, Solarte will receive $1.75 million, plus additional incentives, if he sticks in the majors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Age: 35
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: S, R