Solano (calf) will start Saturday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Solano has been dealing with a calf injury and hadn't started a game in nearly three weeks. He'll lead off and play second base Saturday.
Solano (calf) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Los Angeles, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Solano was called on to pinch hit Thursday, his first action since Sept. 17. He's been battling a right calf injury, and while he doesn't appear ready to return to the lineup yet, he'll likely be available off the bench again Friday evening.
Solano has been out of the lineup due to a right calf injury, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Solano hasn't played in any of the team's last three contests and is out of the lineup again Saturday against Atlanta. There were no specific details reported on Solano's exact injury, though it was noted that he sustained it while running the bases.
Solano came off the bench and went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and a run scored Tuesday in the Giants' 7-6 win over the Red Sox in 15 innings.
Solano led off the top of the 15th with a ground-rule double and crossed home for the game-winning run on Alex Dickerson's sacrifice fly. With a .337/.367/.466 (120 wRC+) in 221 plate appearances this season, the 31-year-old has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants. Unfortunately for fantasy purposes, his role as a short-side platoon player hasn't presented many opportunities for him to bring value in mixed leagues with weekly lineup locks.
Solano went 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 win over Oakland.
Solano has quietly been one of the best surprises of 2019. After not playing at the MLB level since 2016, the 31-year-old is slashing .349/.380/.486 with 21 RBI and 23 runs scored over 187 plate appearances. His limited playing time hurts his fantasy value, but he's been great in a utility role for the Giants.
Solano came in as a replacement and went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's extra-innings win over Arizona.
Solano replaced Brandon Crawford mid-game, outperforming the starter by a mile despite also facing right-handed pitchers the rest of the way. The utility infielder has found new life in San Francisco, slashing .338/.368/.481 over 171 plate appearances. Solano has been finding his way into box scores more often (primarily against southpaws), but if he keeps things up and Crawford continues his season-long cold streak, a change at shortstop wouldn't be too surprising.
Solano led off and went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Phillies.
Solano got the nod at second base with the left-handed Drew Smyly starting for the Phils, and he batted leadoff as he usually does when starting against southpaws. The 31-year-old took advantage of the playing time and recorded his third three-hit game of the season. Solano is currently on the short side of a platoon at the keystone with Scooter Gennett while occasionally spelling Brandon Crawford at short. The utility infielder is slashing a healthy .338/.367/.480 over 53 games, but inconsistent playing time and a lack of power (four homers) and speed (one steal) eliminate any fantasy potential.
Solano went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in Sundays 6-2 loss to Colorado.
Solano's rare display of power accounted for all damage the Giants could create on Sunday. The two homers matched his season total, giving him a career-high four long balls in 2019. The 31-year-old last had a multi-homer game in 2012 when he hit his first two career home runs.
Solano went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, a pair of RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Padres.
Solano got to start and lead off as he usually does against opposing southpaws. The 31-year-old infielder has been raking in a semi-regular role this month, slashing .381/.412/.587 through 19 games (67 plate appearances) in July. Joe Panik continues to see the bulk of playing time at the keystone against righties, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Solano eat into his playing time even further if the former continues to struggle at the plate (.232/.306/.313 for Panik this year).
Solano got a start at the keystone Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a double in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs.
Solano got a rare start against a righty, but it may have been the result of lefty Jon Lester getting scratched late due to an illness. The 31-year-old infielder has been a hit machine when called upon this month, going 21-for-54 (.389) over 16 games (11 starts) in July. Despite Solano's current hot streak, his inconsistent playing time and absence of power or speed suppresses his fantasy value.
Solano went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs overall in Wednesday's 11-8 win over the Rockies.
Solano entered Wednesday having not recorded multiple extra-base hits in a game this season, but he delivered three to help power the Giants' offense in Colorado. The 31-year-old has a .417/.436/.722 slash line with five doubles and two home runs through 11 games in July.
Solano went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over Milwaukee.
It was just the second multi-RBI game of 2019 for the veteran infielder. Solano is still struggling to get every-day playing time, but he owns a respectable .307/.337/.398 slash line in 95 plate appearances.
Solano started at short and batted eighth Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 7-5 win over the Padres.
Solano had started the previous four contests due to a slew of southpaws taking the bump against the Giants, but Wednesday's start was a bit surprising considering it came against a righty. The veteran utility infielder has performed adequately when called upon (.308/.337/.397 over 83 plate appearances) and starting shortstop Brandon Crawford has been disappointing at best, but a complete changing of the guard seems unlikely. Manager Bruce Bochy has proven in the past that he rewards players who homer with a start the following day -- Solano homered on Tuesday -- so this may simply be a result of his unorthodox system. The Giants are facing three righties in their upcoming series against the Cardinals, so it will be telling whether this is a depth chart shift or just a blip on the radar.
Solano went 3-for-6 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Padres.
The veteran utility infielder received the start at shortstop and acted as the Giants' leadoff man, a role he's been filling lately when the team opposes left-handed pitching. He kicked the game off with his first home run of the season as the Giants throttled San Diego for the second straight night. Solano's slashing a surprising .311/.342/.392 through 28 games since joining the Giants, but his .355 BABIP suggests a cool-down could happen at any time.
Solano went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run Tuesday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Rockies.
Solano drew a second consecutive start in the middle infield, spelling a slumping Joe Panik at the keystone. Though he was able to extend his hitting streak to five games, Solano's dearth of power and speed, poor team context and lack of steady at-bats are all reasons that make it difficult to get excited about him for fantasy purposes. With Panik and everyday shortstop Brandon Crawford both in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale, Solano will resume his usual bench role.
Solano started at second base and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Solano has started two of the last three games against southpaws, both coming on rest days for different infielders. The veteran utility man's last start prior to June 5 was May 24, so he isn't even on the short side of a platoon at the moment.
Solano was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
Solano's stay in the minors lasted all of one day, and he'll head right back to the big leagues with Travis Bergen (shoulder) landing on the injured list. Solano should return to the bench role he'd occupied previously for the Giants.
Solano was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Solano hit .222 with an RBI in six games with the Giants, but he'll head back down to the minor leagues to make room on the 25-man roster for Andrew Suarez, who's making his 2019 season debut Monday evening.
Solano started at the keystone Thursday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 12-11 loss to the Rockies.
Solano appears to have stepped right into the the role Yangervis Solarte occupied prior to his release, starting against southpaws and making most of those appearances at second base. The 31-year-old slashed .322/.392/.437 over 97 plate appearances with Triple-A Sacramento prior to his callup, but he has shown little to no power or speed throughout his career, leaving him well off the fantasy radar.
The Giants plan to call up Solano from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Along with Solano, the Giants are planning on calling outfielder Mac Williamson up from Sacramento prior to the three-game series in Colorado. Neither Solano nor Williamson possess spots on the 40-man roster, so the Giants will have to remove two players from the roster to facilitate their promotions. The 31-year-old Solano has seen time at second base, third base and shortstop this season and is hitting .322/.392/.437 across 97 plate appearances in the Pacific Coast League. He'll likely serve as a utility man while he's up with the Giants.
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