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September 27, 2020 05:28 PM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Collects three hits
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Solak went 3-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a stolen base Saturday as the Rangers beat the Astros 6-1.

Solak reached base successfully in all four plate appearances Saturday and drove home Joey Gallo in the sixth to give his team a 1-0 lead. The 25-year-old is hitting .267/.326/.345 with 23 RBI, 26 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 57 games.

September 21, 2020 10:04 PM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Collects three hits in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Angels.

Solak collected an RBI in the third inning, putting his team ahead 3-1. Los Angeles would rally later on, however, coming away with an 8-5 victory. The 25-year-old is slashing .268/.321/.353 with two home runs, 21 RBI and six stolen bases over 52 games this season with Texas.

September 20, 2020 01:44 PM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

Solak will head to the bench Sunday after starting the past 48 games and posting a .253/.310/.337 slash line in 178 at-bats. Willie Calhoun starts in left field while Derek Dietrich serves as the designated hitter Sunday.

September 20, 2020 01:32 PM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Grabs fifth steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run in a 4-3 loss to the Angels on Saturday.

In the first inning, he scored on a Rougned Odor homer after he hit a single. Solak then showed speed in the third to reach on an infield single before stealing second, but he didn't get home that time. The versatile 25-year-old has five steals, two homers, 20 RBI and 23 runs scored in 51 games this season.

September 17, 2020 08:44 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Versatility needed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak started in left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Astros.

Solak made his 17th start in left field Wednesday. Along with 14 starts at second base and another 13 in center field, Solak's maneuverability is an asset for manager Chris Woodward. "It helps to have a little versatility," Woodward told T.R. Sullivan of "If he has one spot, great. But I think him having a little versatility helps. I still think his best position might be left field, but he has really impressed me at second base. He made all the plays and made some difficult plays." Solak's role for 2021 is yet to be determined, but it's safe to assume he'll be a regular, whether at second base or a variety of spots. He has appeared in 47 of 49 games thus far in 2020.

September 4, 2020 01:00 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Tallies three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Astros.

Solak came around to score after each of his three hits off Zack Greinke. He is now hitting .279/.350/.395 following his three-hit performance Thursday and should continue to hit in the middle of the Rangers' lineup going forward.

September 1, 2020 09:52 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Filling in at second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak will be the primary starter at second base while Rougned Odor (eye) is on the injured list, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Solak has moved around the field since the start of the 2020 season, recently seeing time in left field, but he's started the last four games in place of Odor.

August 24, 2020 09:12 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Batting leadoff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak batted leadoff and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners.

Injuries have caused Rangers manager Chris Woodward to adjust the top of the batting order. Solak has filled in at leadoff the last four games as Shin-Soo Choo (calf) and Elvis Andrus (back, IL) are unavailable. He's gone 3-for-17 with a home run and two runs scored atop the order.

August 21, 2020 01:56 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Goes deep in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and another run scored during Thursday's loss to San Diego.

Solak tied the game for the Rangers in the top of the ninth with a solo homer against Emilio Pagan. Unfortunately, Texas came up short in extra innings. On the season, Solak has two home runs and leads his teammates in batting average (.278), on-base percentage (.380) and hits (22).

August 15, 2020 09:00 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Carries offense at Coors Field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 3-2 win over the Rockies.

The 25-year-old was apparently the only one who got the memo that this game was being played in Coors Field -- the two teams combined for only eight hits, and every one not off Solak's bat was a single. Wherever he's been playing, though, he's been red hot. In his last five games Solak is 11-for-22 with four doubles, Friday's homer (his first of 2020), four RBI, six runs and a stolen base.

August 12, 2020 08:28 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Plates three runs against Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over Seattle.

Solak is seeing the ball well of late, hitting safely in five of his last seven games while notching four multi-hit appearances during that span. The second baseman is hitting .306 with a .779 OPS and five RBI in 36 at-bats this month.

August 11, 2020 01:48 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Records third steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 10-2 loss to the Mariners.

Solak got aboard with a single in the third inning, then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error before scoring on Willie Calhoun's sacrifice fly. The 25-year-old Solak has picked up three stolen bases, six runs scored and four RBI in 55 plate appearances this year. He's seen most of the playing time in center field since Danny Santana (forearm) went on the injured list.

August 9, 2020 06:56 PM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Scores three runs
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Solak went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Angels.

Solak entered Sunday with just one extra-base hit this season but quickly tripled that total with a strong day at the plate. For the season, the rookie utilityman owns a .233/.340/.302 slash line across 50 plate appearances.

July 30, 2020 12:36 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Steals two bags
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Solak started at designated hitter and went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

The Rangers continue to juggle pieces in an effort to get Solak's bat into games. He's hit safely in three straight games with two RBI and two steals. Solak, who's made starts in left field and at DH, may be running out of options soon. Willie Calhoun, who dealt with a hip injury in camp, played the field for the first time Wednesday and may be ready to assume his starting job in left field. And with Shin-Soo Choo the primary designated hitter, Solak's opportunities may dry up.

July 27, 2020 08:12 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Back in left field Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak started in left field and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Rockies.

While Willie Calhoun is brought back slowly from a hip injury and serving as the designated hitter, the Rangers are getting by in left field. Solak started Friday's opener and Shin-Soo Choo was there Saturday. Solak returned to left field Sunday. The Rangers have an off day Monday, which may give manager Chris Woodward the confidence to return Calhoun to the field.

July 25, 2020 08:08 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Starts in LF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak started in left field Friday in place of Willy Calhoun (hip). He went 0-for-3 in a 1-0 win over the Rockies.

Calhoun is expected to return to action Saturday but as the designated hitter, so Solak may be in the starting lineup again. Eventually, Calhoun will return to left field, leaving Rangers manager Chris Woodward looking to find a spot for Solak's bat.

July 17, 2020 01:32 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Opportunity in left field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

In reference to the likelihood Willie Calhoun's hip injury keeping him out for Opening Day, manager Chris Woodward said Wednesday, "I think Nick [Solak} falls in line to take those at-bats," T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Woodward has discussed wanting to find ways to make sure Solak receives regular at-bats, and the injury to Calhoun provides a clear answer to that problem. Solak had a .293/.393/.491 slash line in 33 games last season and was expected to fill a utility role, but a strong showing in left field could earn him an everyday spot in the lineup even after Calhoun returns.

July 11, 2020 11:00 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Starts in LF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak started in left field and went 2-for-3 in Friday's intrasquad game, T.R. Sullivan of reports. He's 7-for-20 during intrasquad play.

Look at any position on the Rangers' depth chart and you'll find Solak's name, many of which he's the top backup. Rangers manager Chris Woodward wants to find an everyday spot for his bat, but he's blocked at his best positions -- second and third base. The latest project is to have him get time at first base.

July 5, 2020 08:28 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Getting work at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Solak has been working with coaches at first base, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Finding a defensive home for Solak has been a goal for the Rangers since the start of spring training in February. They looked at him in center field and third base, but he's blocked at those positions. His best position, second base, belongs to Rougned Odor at this time. The Rangers planned to have him work at first base during the second half of spring training, but the pandemic put a halt to that. If he can capably handle first base, that would be the solution. The Rangers were getting little from either Ronald Guzman or Greg Bird this spring, so it could be a home for Solak's bat. He led the Rangers with a .393 on-base percentage over a limited sample size of 135 plate appearances in 2019.

July 3, 2020 12:24 AM
Rangers' Nick Solak: Looking for defensive home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers will give Solak another look during summer camp in an effort to find him a defensive home, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

The Rangers love Solak's bat. He batted .293/.393/.491 over 33 games in 2019, but he didn't have an everyday job. Designated hitter is not an option at this time, because Shin-Soo Choo is the team's primary DH. They looked at Solak in center field during spring training and decided he wasn't ready for that. The 25-year-old's best position is second base, but Rougned Odor is there. One scenario that could emerge is an Odor slump. He has a history of that, and the Rangers are less likely to give him the time needed to work through his issues. Solak will also take groundballs at third and first base this summer and can also play left field if needed.

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