Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 1 month ago

Solano was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The 27-year-old has been used sparingly throughout the season (59 at-bats) and hasn't performed when given an opportunity (.153/.180/.220). Miguel Rojas replaced Solano on the active roster and will effectively inherit his role as a utility infielder.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 2 months ago

Solano is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Solano has been splitting time with Adeiny Hechavarria of late, and the Marlins will go with Hechavarria at shortstop Tuesday against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Solano is hitting just .188 against righties this season, compared to .286 versus lefties, though the sample size remains small.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 3 months ago

Solano is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Giants, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Solano got the start at second base in place of Dee Gordon (leg) on Friday, but with lefty Madison Baumgarner on the hill for San Francisco, the Marlins will go with Jeff Baker at second, as Gordon remains out. Solano is just 3-for-19 at the plate with one RBI this season.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 4 months ago

Solano has secured a spot on the Marlins' opening day roster, MLB.com reports.

Solano has enjoyed a nice spring at the plate slashing .316/.381/.474 over 38 Grapefruit League at-bats heading into Monday. He'll see action as a utility infielder and right-handed bat off the bench.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 4 months ago

Solano went 3-for-5 with a home run during Wednesday's Grapefruit League loss to the Tigers.

Solano continues to swing a hot stick as he vies for a backup job on Miami's Opening Day roster. He pushed his spring average up to .313 (10-for-32) following the three-hit assault while playing all over the infield during the exhibition season. The veteran infielder appears to have the inside track to one of the final spots on the Marlins' bench.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 4 months ago

Solano has six hits in 23 Grapefruit League at-bats as he competes for one of the Marlins' final two bench spots in camp, MLB.com reports.

The Marlins' lack of a competent second baseman has given Solano plenty of opportunity to establish himself as a viable starter at the position in seasons past. Thanks to offseason addition of Dee Gordon, however, the 27-year-old Solano is now fighting to hold onto a bench job in camp. Reid Brignac and Scott Sizemore are in the mix with Solano to earn a spot as a utility infielder.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 10 months ago

Solano went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Following a season of uncertainty at the keystone for the Marlins, Solano has functioned as a regular for the final six weeks of the season. He doesn't bring a whole lot of offensive upside as indicated by the .249/.301/.317 slash he's put together in 293 at-bats, but provides a solid glove for the team. Expect Solano to compete with the defensively challenged Derek Dietrich for the starting job at second base next spring.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 10 months ago

Solano is out of the lineup Friday.

It's just a standard day off for Solano, who has become the Marlins' everyday second baseman down the stretch. Enrique Hernandez will get the start at the keystone Friday.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 11 months ago

Solano is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Solano has started every game for the Marlins since Aug. 25, but he will get a day off after going 1-for-15 over his last four games. Kike Hernandez will get the start at second base in Solano's place.

Donovan Solano 2B/3B/DH MIA 11 months ago

Solano came up with four singles, three runs scored and an RBI across five at-bats in Friday's 11-3 win over the Braves.

Solano continues to swing a hot bat for the Fish, as the versatile 26 year old has now put together six multi-hit efforts during his last 10 games. Over this stretch, Solano is hitting .421 (16-for-38) with eight runs scored.