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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Solano is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockeies, Patrick Suanders of the Denver Post reports.

Solano will take his second Sunday in a row off in favor of Jeff Baker. The former has take on the starting role as the starting second basemen for the Marlins, but is struggling at the plate as of late, batting just .157/.218/.275 in August.

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Solano is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks,'s Joe Frisaro reports.

Solano has started four of the last five games at second base in favor of Jordany Valdespin, but will give way to Jeff Baker on Sunday afternoon. The 26-year-old Solano is batting just .207 in August, but does own four RBI and three extra-base hits on the month.

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Solano went 1-for-3 with a run scored Friday against the Diamondbacks while making his second straight start at second base.

Solano is batting just .258/.310/.340 for the year, but he's seen some time in the starting lineup lately thanks to Jordany Veldespin's struggles in the field. The team will continue to mix and match at the keystone until Derek Dietrich (wrist) is ready to return in September.

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Solano blasted a two-run home run Tuesday to help the Marlins beat the Cardinals.

Relegated primarily to a bench role as the Marlins search for solutions at second base, Solano took advantage of his starting nod Tuesday, touching up Adam Wainwright for a two-run shot. The long ball was just his second of the season and seventh in 797 career at-bats. Solano may earn some additional playing time following the strong effort, but his .258/.309/.338 slash line over 151 at-bats this year leaves a lot to be desired at the plate.