Solak went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in Wednesday's 8-5 win over Arizona.
The 26-year-old is now 3-for-7 across his last two games after going three contests without a hit. Solak had produced an 11-game hitting streak after he rejoined the Rangers' big-league roster. For the year, the infielder is slashing .241/.307/.372 with 11 home runs, six stolen bases, 43 RBI, 52 runs scored and 15 doubles across 437 plate appearances. He'll remain a top option at second base while Andy Ibanez (hamstring) is out.
Solak went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.
Solak hit the third home run of the night for the Rangers, a two-run blast off German Marquez in the sixth inning. In eight games since being recalled Aug. 20, Solak is slashing .364/.400/.606 with two homers, seven RBI, six runs scored, a steal and 1:3 BB:K. The 26-year-old will continue to man the everyday role at second base, at least while the Rangers are dealing with some players out due to injury and COVID-19 protocol.
Solak will start at second base and sixth Sunday against the Astros.
Solak will remain in the lineup for the fourth game in a row at the keystone, and he looks poised to stick around with the Rangers as an everyday player for at least the next week. His top challenger for reps at second base, Andy Ibanez, sustained a hamstring injury in Saturday's 5-2 loss, with manager Chris Woodward suggesting afterward that Ibanez would likely head to the injured list. Solak has helped his case for an expanded role by going 5-for-11 with a home run, a double and three RBI over his last three starts.
Solak went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another RBI during Thursday's loss to Cleveland.
Solak cranked a 371-footer against Trevor Stephan in the sixth frame en route to his 10th long ball of the year. The 26-year-old has gone 6-for-18 since getting promoted last week after spending a month in the minors.
Solak started at second base and went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-1 win over Boston.
Solak was called up Friday with the expectation that he would be the primary starter at second base. He did not arrive until Friday's game started, but Solak was in the lineup Saturday.
Solak is expected to play regularly at second base after being called up Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
With Charlie Culberson hitting the injured list Friday with symptoms resembling COVID-19, Solak was called up but did not arrive at Fenway Park in Boston until after the game had started. Texas has been rotating Andy Ibanez and Yonny Hernandez at second base, but there could be starting opportunities at third and first base to accommodate all three players.
Solak was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Solak was demoted in late July after hitting a disappointing .225/.295/.353 in 92 games. He's shown hints of power, speed and contact at times in his career, but he's now hit a modest .250/.322/.375 in 183 career games while homering 16 times and stealing 13 bases, a package that doesn't look very exciting outside of deep leagues. The Rangers are evidently happy with what he showed in roughly a month of Triple-A action and have plenty of at-bats to offer him down the stretch, but his recent track record indicates he may not do all that much with the opportunity.
Solak was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Solak has been a fixture at second base for the Rangers this season, but he'll move down to Triple-A to attempt to get back on track offensively. The 26-year-old had a solid start to the season but is slashing only .192/.252/.240 in 37 games since the start of June. Curtis Terry had his contract selected in a corresponding move.
Solak isn't starting Monday's game against the Tigers.
Solak drew starts in each of the three games following the All-Star break and went 2-for-8 with a double and two strikeouts. Eli White will shift to second base while Jason Martin enters the lineup in left field.
Solak is not starting Wednesday against the Tigers.
Solak is currently in the midst of a 3-for-23 skid at the plate, so he will get a breather Wednesday against right-hander Casey Mize. Eli White will shift to second base while David Dahl mans left field.
Solak is not starting Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Despite an 0-for-3 effort Saturday, the 26-year-old has gone 8-for-29 with a homer and three RBI in his last seven games. Andy Ibanez will start at second base and bat sixth Sunday.
Solak went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 9-4 win over Kansas City.
Alarm bells went off earlier this week when the Rangers called up Andy Ibanez and started him at second base in place of a slumping Solak. That was Monday, and Ibanez knocked a three-run home run, but Solak has started all four games since. His .180 batting average and .518 OPS over 41 games dating back to May 8 puts his hold on an everyday job in jeopardy, but for now, he appears to have held onto the starting spot at second base.
Texas manager Chris Woodward said Solak, who was replaced at second base by Andy Ibanez on Monday, will see action at first and third base, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
It's not certain whether Ibanez will be a permanent replacement for Solak at second base, but the recently recalled infielder hit a three-run homer Monday, capping off the Rangers' five-run first inning. If Ibanez does gain a larger share at second, Woodward still has plans for Solak at other infield spots. Nate Lowe is currently handling first base, while Brock Holt and Charlie Culberson have shared third base.
Solak is out of the lineup Monday against the Athletics.
The 26-year-old started the past six games but will head to the bench while hitting .193/.233/.211 with only one extra-base hit through 16 games in June. Andy Ibanez was promoted from Triple-A Round Rock and will immediate step into the lineup at the keystone, and Solak's playing time could take a hit if Ibanez can even somewhat replicate his offensive production (1.058 OPS) from Triple-A.
Solak is batting just .161 (15-for-93) against right-handers since May 1, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Solak was held out of Saturday's starting lineup against Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer in what could be a more regular occurrence. He was replaced by Eli White, who recently has played the outfield but came up through the system as a utility infielder. White was hitless with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's game.
Solak is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
Solak sits for just the second time all season despite his mediocre .234/.307/.393 slash line. He's been particularly poor over his last 20 games, hitting just .152/.212/.222. Eli White takes over at second base in his absence.
Solak went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a double Tuesday against the Giants.
Solak made his lone hit of the contest count by delivering a two-RBI double in the sixth inning. Entering the game, he had failed to drive in a run in each of his last seven contests and gone only 4-for-23 at the plate in that span. Despite the slump, Solak still has a 100 wRC+ with eight homers, 26 RBI and 36 runs scored across 259 plate appearances for the season.
Solak is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
With just one homer and a .192 average in his last 32 games, Solak has certainly cooled off after a hot start to the season. Charlie Culberson will get the start at second base and bat seventh Wednesday.
Solak went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Yankees.
His fifth-inning solo shot chased Jameson Taillon from the game and brought the Rangers within a run, but they never got any closer. Solak had gone 19 straight games without a homer, slashing .213/.289/.307 during his power drought, but he's hitting a solid .269 with eight home runs, 21 RBI and 31 runs through 44 contests.
Solak went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.
Solak's only hit of the day came in the fifth when he roped a sinker down the left-field line for a two-RBI double. He later drove in another run in the eighth inning on a groundout. It was a great bounceback performance for the 26-year-old after he went 0-for-5 in Saturday's thrilling 9-8 win. Solak is having a very solid season so far with a slash line of .277/.353/.467. He has seven home runs, 19 RBI and 25 runs scored, but his 9:38 BB:K suggests he needs to have more discipline at the plate.
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