The Marlins have signed infielder/outfielder Yangervis Solarte to a minor league contract, Roster Roundup reports.
Miami’s the second team of 2019 for Solarte, who cracked the Giants’ season-opening roster after signing a minors pact with them over the winter. However, the switch-hitting Solarte didn’t prove to be part of the solution for San Francisco’s dreadful offense, slashing .205/.247/.315 (48 wRC+) with one home run in 78 plate appearances. As a result, the Giants released him in early May.
While the 31-year-old Solarte was a solid contributor with the Yankees and Padres from 2014-17, those days appear long gone. His struggles in San Francisco came on the heels of a difficult 2018 campaign spent in Toronto, with which he batted .226/.277/.378 (77 wRC+) with 17 homers in 506 trips to the plate. Solarte has continued to show defensive versatility even as his offense has tanked, though. Dating back to last season, he has logged double-digit appearances at second base, third and shortstop. He also picked up nine appearances in left field with the Giants.
Good addition…..solid player….hopefully he can gain his stroke
Solid player of what? I hope you don’t mean baseball. That dude is hot garbage.
Perfect for the AAAA Marlins…
You clearly haven’t been paying attention to the past couple of weeks. They’ve won 13 of their last 20.
And you clearly haven’t paid attention to how they run this bush league wanna be major league organization.
Agreed. Good signing
Before all of the other jackwagons pile on Solarte, maybe you might realize his playing has become less effective since his wife passed away. Maybe baseball isn’t the most important thing to him atm.
Very true can’t imagine loosing someone close to you like that at such a young age, hate it for the guy no one deserves to have to experience something so tragic that young
Thank you for raising that point. Totally rooting for this guy.
I can tell you as someone that has lost a spouse, it plays a major factor in your mind for a while afterwards. I’ve been pulling for Solarte ever since I found out about his wife’s passing. No one understands the struggles he faces day to day just to cope much less trying to play baseball. My heart and prayers go out to him that he can regain his stroke on and off the field!
Sorry for your loss, bro. I think we all forget sometimes that players aren’t just the sum of their on base percentage and slugging. I myself was a bit pleasantly surprised that everyone’s post after my first post was a nice one. There really are some good people in this community.
As stated already, watching your wife die of cancer and then having 3 young kids to take care of while playing ball is a tough haul. Solarte was a fan favorite in San Diego, I hope he makes it back.