We’ll keep track of Friday’s minor moves here…
- Infielder Tommy Field is hanging up his spikes, according to Rochester Red Wings’ director of communications Nate Rowan (via Twitter). The thirty-year-old says he has been unable to play at the top of his game due to a series of injuries. Field has seen limited MLB action in parts of four seasons, appearing with the Rockies, Angels, and Rangers. He was originally taken by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2008 draft. Field spent the 2017 season at Rochester, the Twins’ top affiliate, where he compiled a .231/.296/.348 slash in 447 plate appearances.
- The Dodgers have agreed to a minor league deal with infielder Donovan Solano, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. The 30-year-old has spent parts of five seasons in the Majors, appearing semi-regularly with the Marlins from 2012-15 and much more briefly with the Yankees in 2016. Solano is a career .257/.306/.331 hitter in the Majors and has spent the vast majority of his time at second base, though he’s also played a handful of games at shortstop, at third base and in left field. He spent the 2017 season with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate and slashed a respectable .282/.329/.391 in 405 plate appearances over the course of 99 games.
Donnie Solano ain’t that bad I liked him when he was coming up for the Marlins with Jordany Valdespin but they both didn’t pan out Matt Dominguez too all flopped
Sat thru all three of them in NOLA, Marlins AAA. Saw Kyle Jensen, Mark Canha, and Rob Brantley, too. Each had their plus and minus. Minor league depth players now…
You never know what diamond in the ruff this front office will turn up. J Turner, C Taylor to name a couple
The Dodgers were smart. They put money into the front office for guys who knew who the right players to buy inexpensively, and then picked the ones who were worth paying the big bucks.
Tooting that dodger blue horn pretty loud for a team that hasn’t won it all yet.
5 times is a lot more than never.
But you have to be in it to win it .Just getting to the playoffs is hard enough,and then every thing has to go right to win it all,Moses of the time the best team does not win,just the nature of the game.
Front office, scouting, coaches throughout the minor leagues all teaching the same things, international presence, etc… all the successful front offices are doing this, putting a ton of money and resources into finding and developing talent across the globe. The Dodgers are one of these franchises which is why their success will be sustained. The days of players getting signed for past performance as opposed to projected/future performance is becoming a thing of the past. Another reason why this offseason has been so damn slow. There will be a good 100 veteran FAs without jobs heading into ST.
Don’t understand why the Yanks letvthis guy go, instead going with Jace Peterson, who by all accounts, stinks
They let him go not because he is a bad player but because they have better players on the horizon ,you can’t keep everyone,that’s why their is a 40 man roster, You don’t know this and your a fan.
And remember he is 30 going on 31,the Yankees have a slew of infielder 21 or younger.
Man, watch this Donovan Solano guy turn into the Dodgers’ star second baseman. I bet he will be as you call it ” ún-touche-áblë” at this point in 2019. He bouta hit .290 with 35 HR just because he sign with the big money, big wallet Dodgers.
And they still won’t have any championships.
If you wink, it’s still not 1988.
35 HR,really !!!!!!!!!,so the next cano,I guess it’s a Yankee lost, NOT.