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26 Yangervis Solarte 2B
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 7/7/1987 | Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: San Diego | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 29/16 | Average Draft Position: 232.10
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Padres' Yangervis Solarte hits first home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Cubs.

Solarte's seventh-inning homer off reliever Jason Motte was his first of the season and continues a trend of strong play for the part-time player. Solarte has seen a handful of starts at first base and second base this season and has hit .357/.400/.571 with seven RBI in 28 at-bats.


Padres' Yangervis Solarte starts again at 2B, Jedd Gyorko to sit


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/14/2015) Yangervis Solarte will make his fourth consecutive start at second base on Tuesday for the Padres. 

Solarte is seven of 19 this season (.368) with three doubles and seven runs scored.

Jedd Gyorko, who's 3-for-21, will sit for the third straight game.


Padres' Jedd Gyorko out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Manager Bud Black will use switch-hitter Yangervis Solarte at second base and slot him second in the starting lineup Sunday. Gyorko gets a break after going 3 for 21 in his first six games.

The Padres are favorites (-130) at home against the Giants Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Padres' Yangervis Solarte batting second, playing first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte is in the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants, batting second and playing first base.

Solarte has started just once this season, playing second base and batting seventh Wednesday. His start Saturday sends Yonder Alonso to the bench. Solarte is 2 for 7 with an RBI in four games this season.

"This is an infielder by trade," Padres manager Bud Black said before the game to U-T San Diego. "He's got good hands, good feet, good arm. Now it's different angles and different responsibilities at first, but I think he had enough repetitions during spring training to give us a level of comfort. We feel good about it, and each day he plays there, he's going to get better. He's fine."


Yangervis Solarte can play anywhere, do anything for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Padres utilty man Yangervis Solarte will be in the lineup most days. He just doesn't know where. 

"Every day, it's a new place," he said per MLB.com's Corey Brock. "And that's good for me. I can play everywhere. That's a good situation. I can do everything. The more positions I can play, the better it is for me. I think that it can help me and help the team."

"We feel good about Solarte in there," said manager Bud Black.

Solarate has started at three infield positions this spring and is hitting .295. 

"Overall, he's done a nice job moving around the diamond," Black said. "The versatility he brings is very advantageous for us. He brings some offense, some durability."


Padres' Black: Yangervis Solarte a fit for National League


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Padres manager Bud Black praised the versatility, defense and switch-hitting abilility of infielder Yangervis Solarte Monday, calling him a fit for the National League, U-T San Diego reports.

"We talk about that a lot," Black said. "There really is a difference between the two leagues when you try to construct your bench. He’s a guy that fits that profile. You use two or three bench guys a night in the National League. He gives you the versatility to feel good about making a double switch and lose anything on defense. He gives you the switch hitting component offensively. Mentally he’s on board, if that is the case, where if he doesn’t start a game he’s ready to come in."

Solarte is in the mix to start at third base but should see plenty of action regardless of whether he wins the job. He is 12 for 39 with two doubles and two walks this spring.


Will Middlebrooks, Yangervis Solarte still battling for Padres' 3B job


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Padres manager Bud Black declared that the third base job is "still open". 

Will Middlebrooks has started more games at the hot corner, but Yangervis Solarte is still a candidate to win the job, Black said, per UT San Diego's Dennis Lin

The Padres acquired the 26-year-old Middlebrooks from the Red Sox in a December trade. He's hitting .333, with two home runs and five RBI in 10 games this spring. He's started all 10 at third base and also played third in a split-squad game.

The 27-year-old Solarte was acquired in a trade with the Yankees last July. He's also hitting .333 this spring. Solarte has six starts at third base and three each at second base and first base. 

"The beauty of Solarte is that he’s able to move all over the field," Black said, "and we’ve moved him all over the field. That doesn’t discount the fact that he’s still vying for the spot at third base."


Padres' Middlebrooks, Solarte competing for starting role


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Padres third basemen Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte are competing for the third base job this spring, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune

Manager Bud Black admitted third base was the "biggest" competition in camp. He said he believes both players can hack it in the majors, but was hesitant to say he would utilize them in a platoon role. 

"Possibility," Black said, "but I think any player will tell you he wants to be an everyday player -- they want to play. And they’re both young, they’re both in their mid-20s. You hope it’s a tough decision at the end, but these things have a way of working themselves out."

Middlebrooks, 26, hit .191 over 215 at-bats last season. Solarte hit .260/.336/.369 over 469 at-bats. 


Padres' Middlebrooks, Solarte competing, getting along at third base


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Padres thirdbasemen Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte are both battling to get the starting nod at third base during spring training, but the two are getting along just fine so far, reports UTSanDiego.com.

"I'm trying to help him, he's trying to help me," Middlebrooks said. "We're working together, we're having fun and we're competing. It's for the team, and I think it'll be good if we both push each other."

Middlebrooks hit .191 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 plate appearances for the Red Sox in 2014.

He is also okay if he ends up playing a different position down the line.

"Third base is the priority," he said, "but wherever I can get in the lineup, wherever I can help us win some baseball games, that's what's important for me."

Meanwhile, Solarte is doing what he can to help Middlebrooks adjust to his new surroundings.

"That's competing," Solarte said. "For me, it's my teammate. I want to work hard with him and make it fun, too."


Wil Myers among the candidates to hit leadoff for Padres


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) The Padres don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter on their 40-man roster, so manager Bud Black is already trying to pare down the potential candidates he does have at his disposal, per U-T San Diego.

Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Wil Myers -- let’s start there,” Black said of the options at the top of his list.

However, of that list of players, Myers is the only one assured of playing every day. He has a career .324 on-base percentage.


Yangervis Solarte ready to roll Saturday for Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Third baseman Yangervis Solarte is set to play Saturday for the Padres in St. Louis. He had been sidelined snce Wednesday with an oblique injury.

Solarte has raised all the numbers on his stat line since arriving to San Diego from the Yankees. He is now at .261/.345/.391.


Yangervis Solarte can't play Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte is out of the lineup yet again Friday against the Cardinals, as he continues to deal with an oblique injury. It is not clear if he is expected to be available off the bench this weekend.  

Yangervis Solarte unable to play Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Solarte said his oblique injury is improving, and that he hopes to help off the bench soon. He left Wednesday's game due to the injury. Solarte is hitting .261/.345/.391 over 330 at-bats.


Yangervis Solarte exits game with oblique injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte was removed from Wednesday's game due to a mild left oblique strain, the team announced.

Solarte went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored before exiting. He also committed a throwing error in the game. Solarte owns a .261/.345/.391 line with nine home runsa nd 42 RBI in 330 at-bats.


Yangervis Solarte knocks ninth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Rockies.

Solarte made the difference in the result for the Rockies, turning a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead with his seventh-inning home run. It was his third home run in 88 at-bats since joining the Padres via trade. Solarte has hit .263/.347/.396 with nine home runs and 42 RBI in 323 at-bats.


Yangervis Solarte stays hot with homer against Cardinals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Third baseman Yangervis Solarte continued to rake since joining the Padres with another big game Tuesday in a victory over St. Louis.

Solarte homered in the seventh inning and scored two runs. He has eight hits, including two taters, in 28 at-bats since the trade that brought him to San Diego from the Yankees.


Yangervis Solarte moves across infield to third base


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The return of Jedd Gyorko to the lineup has forced Yangervis Solarte to move from second to third base for the first time for the Padres. Solarte is playing that corner position Monday in Atlanta.

Solarte has been tearing it up at the plate since the trade that brought him from the Yankees. He has seven hits in 21 at-bats with five runs scored, one home run and one RBI in each of the five games he's played.


Yangervis Solarte clubs first home run with the Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte clubbed his first home run with his new team Sunday.

In the third inning, Solarte smashed an 84 mph slider from Mike Minor out to left. Solarte added a single later in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Could trade resuscitate Yangervis Solarte's value?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) The trade that brought Yangervis Solarte from the Yankees to the Padres Tuesday assures at least one thing: The 27-year-old utility player play every day again. Between Jedd Gyorko's plantar fasciitis, Everth Cabrera's strained hamstring and, of course, Chase Headley's sudden departure, the Padres have openings all across their infield.

Though Solarte hadn't completely disappeared from the lineup in his final weeks with the Yankees, he sat too often to have any chance of overcoming his midsummer slump -- which, by the way, has lasted only 18 games. Granted, he's gone 4 for 51 (.078) during those 18 games, but the lack of repetition certainly hasn't helped. When inexperienced players see fewer pitches, they tend to get worse rather than better. Solarte hasn't had a chance to work through this slump. The Yankees pulled the plug on him too quickly.

He'll get that chance with the Padres, and because of that, I wouldn't rule out him making an impact in the second half. Throughout his slump, he has continued to make contact at a high rate, striking out just nine times in those 18 games, and players who do that typically hit for a high batting average. When the Yankees sent Solarte down for five games in the middle of the slump (giving him those consistent at-bats he lacked in the majors), he went 12 for 20 (.600). The ability is still there.

That's not to say I'm rushing to pick Solarte back up. It's probably unnecessary outside the deepest of leagues. But if he shows signs of life, I'll be ready.


Yankees, Padres agree to Chase Headley trade


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Headley has struggled this season, hitting just .229/.296/.355 in 77 games, though he has been hot lately. Though he has just one home run in the month of July, he is hitting .323 with a .785 OPS in the month, his best so far.

The Padres will reportedly receive infielder Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula from the Yankees, while sending $1 million in cash to the Yankees. Solarte has slowed down from a hot start and is hitting just .254/.337/.381 this season, while DePaula has a 4.15 ERA in 89 innings for Class A Tampa this season. 


Yankees recall Yangervis Solarte


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) The Yankees recalled infielder Yangervis Solarte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after placing outfielder Carlos Beltran on the disabled list due to a concussion. Solarte was immediately placed in the starting lineup at third base Thursday at Cleveland.

Yangervis Solarte not a lost cause


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/3/2014) With his demotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday, it's probably safe to drop Yangeris Solarte in all but the deepest of mixed leagues. Probably.

The reason I hedge is because I have my suspicions he'll be up playing regularly again for the Yankees this year.

Part of it is because he meets their need. Even if prospect Rob Refsnyder comes up and solidifies them at second base -- which is far from assured -- Kelly Johnson doesn't appear to have anything left at third base, having performed this season much like Solarte did in his last 37 games, or basically half the season so far.

And how did Solarte perform during that stretch that ultimately led to his demotion? Well, he didn't hit his best, batting .187 (23 for 123), but much of the damage came in his last 14 games, when he batted only .073 (3 for 41). Before then, he was hitting .299 with an .826 OPS, which are numbers any team would take from a second or third baseman.

One thing that never changed for Solarte was how infrequently he strikes out. A player who puts the ball in play seven out of every eight at-bats while demonstrating the extra-base pop he did will hit for average in the majors. I'm guessing he earns another opportunity within a month.


Yankees option Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) The Yankees announced Thursday they optioned infielder Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After opening the season with a .336/.414/.521/.935 slash line in his first 34 games, Solarte posted a .187/.270/.268/.538 slash line in his last 37 games.

Hitters to sit in Week 13


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/22/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Mike Napoli, Scooter Gennett, Yangervis Solarte, Jean Segura or Dexter Fowler in Fantasy Week 13 (June 23-29)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Yangervis Solarte continues to see average decline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Yankees infielder Yangervis Solarte is having trouble snapping out of a hitting slump, as his struggles have extended a month. Since May 15, Solarte is batting .200 over his last 28 games, which has dropped his average from .336 to .274.

Solarte has just two home runs, five RBI, four doubles, seven walks, nine runs and 13 strikeouts in his last 28 games. He had four home runs, 10 doubles, 23 RBI, 17 runs, 17 walks and 16 strikeouts in his first 34 games.