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2023 Batting

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Regular Season .295 0 11 .752 0

Top Donovan Solano News

  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Plates four runs in win

    Solano went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and four RBI in an 8-2 win against Houston on Wednesday.

    Solano kicked off the scoring with a two-run single in the third inning and followed with a two-run double in the sixth. Incredibly, the four RBI nearly matched Solano's season total (five) through 44 games coming into the contest. Needless to say, the veteran hasn't been much of a run producer this season, though he's slashing a respectable .275/.356/.350 over 135 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Makes cameo off bench Monday

    Solano went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and played seven innings at second base in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Giants.

    Heading into Monday's game, Solano had been scheduled to start at first base, only for the Twins to scratch him from the starting nine prior to first pitch without an explanation. The Twins' decision to scratch Solano may have had something to do with the Giants deploying a right-hander (John Brebbia) as their opening pitcher, as the righty-hitting Solano went on to pinch hit for the lefty-hitting Edouard Julien when lefty primary pitcher Sean Manaea came on in relief of Brebbia. Solano should continue to see most of his opportunities moving forward as a short-side platoon player.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Scratched from Monday's lineup

    Solano was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants, Randy Johnson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    It's unclear why Solano was dropped from the starting nine, but he will not open on the field as scheduled and Joey Gallo will do so instead.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Sits after three straight starts

    Solano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Solano started each of the past three games at first base, going 0-for-8 with three strikeouts to drop his season-long average to .253. The Twins recalled the lefty-hitting Alex Kirilloff from Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, and he'll enter the lineup at first base Sunday against Guardians right-hander Cal Quantrill. Kirilloff could end up seeing the bulk of the playing time versus righties moving forward, though Solano will likely remain a mainstay in the lineup versus southpaws.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Back to bench in Gallo's return

    Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

    After picking up starts at either designated hitter or first base in each of the past 13 games, Solano will head back to the bench Wednesday as the Twins welcome Joey Gallo (intercostal) back from the injured list. Gallo will most likely settle back in as the starter at first base versus right-handed pitching, but the righty-hitting Solano should remain a fixture in the lineup against southpaws.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Handling everyday gig at first base

    Solano will start at first base and bat leadoff in Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

    Solano is picking up his eighth consecutive start Wednesday, with the last seven coming at first base. With Joey Gallo (intercostal) recently joining Alex Kirilloff (wrist) on the injured list, Solano looks like he'll have a clear path to a regular lineup spot until one of the two injured players returns. Solano takes a six-game hitting streak into Wednesday's contest and should be a strong source of batting average while he's playing regularly, but his fantasy utility is limited in just about every other category.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Gets sixth straight start

    Solano will start at first base and bat fifth in Monday's game against the White Sox.

    Due to various regulars getting days off in addition to Joey Gallo (side) having now been sidelined for three straight games, Solano will stick in the lineup for the sixth consecutive contest. When the Twins are at full strength, Solano will likely fade into a short-side platoon role, but he looks like he could be in store for a quasi-everyday role in the short term. He'll take a four-game hitting streak into Monday's series opener.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Stays hot in spot duty

    Solano started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's win over Kansas City. He's hitting .313 (5-for-16) this season.

    Solano has started the last four games at DH and first base amid several injuries, including Max Kepler (knee) and Joey Gallo (side). Solano may remain in the starting lineup while he stays hot but ultimately should return to a reserve role when the bat cools off.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Set to make roster

    Solano started at DH and went 1-for-4 with a home run in Monday's spring training win over Pittsburgh. He's hitting .158 with a .509 OPS this spring.

    Despite his underwhelming hitting stats this spring, Solano is set to make the roster as a utility infielder. He could get some extra playing time in April with both Jorge Polanco and Alex Kirilloff set to begin the season on the injured list. However, he's likely the secondary option off the bench as both Kyle Farmer and Nick Gordon can move around the infield as well. Solano did play some first base this spring and could get a few starts there as well.

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  • Twins' Donovan Solano: Signs one-year deal with Minnesota

    Solano agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday with Minnesota, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Solano spent the 2022 campaign with the Reds after spending the three previous seasons with the Giants, and the 35-year-old slashed .284/.339/.385 with four homers and 24 RBI over 304 plate appearances. The right-handed-hitting infielder has shown the ability to hit for average with a .301 clip over the last four seasons, but he's homered just 18 times over 316 games in that timeframe while stealing just two bases. Solano should be a utility option for the Twins that sees time all over the infield, particularly against left-handed pitching, but he profiles as a one-category player for the 2023 season.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Starting at first base Friday

    Solano (eye) is starting Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Solano was out of the lineup for the last six games due to an eye infection, but he appeared as a pinch hitter Wednesday against the Pirates and was hit by a pitch during his lone plate appearance. He'll start at first base and bat fifth during Friday's series opener against the Cubs.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Remains out

    Solano (eye) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Solano has not played since Sept. 23 due to an eye infection. Kyle Farmer is starting at designated hitter while Jose Barrero enters the lineup at shortstop.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Still out Tuesday

    Solano (eye) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Solano has not played since Sept. 23. Jake Fraley will start at designated hitter and bat cleanup.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Remains sidelined Monday

    Solano (eye) isn't in Monday's lineup versus the Pirates.

    The 34-year-old will miss his fourth consecutive game with an eye infection. Kyle Farmer is the designated hitter in place of Solano, who should be considered day-to-day until further updates are available.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Sitting again Sunday

    Solano (eye) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

    Solano will be held out of the lineup Sunday for a third straight game due to an eye infection. Alejo Lopez will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth in the series finale versus Milwaukee.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Remains on bench Saturday

    Solano (eye) isn't starting Saturday against the Brewers.

    Solano was removed from Friday's lineup due to an eye infection, and he'll take a seat once again Saturday. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench, but TJ Friedl will serve as the designated hitter and lead off.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Managing eye infection

    Solano was scratched from Friday's lineup against Milwaukee due to an eye infection, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Solano was removed from Friday's starting nine a few hours before the start of the game, and his availability off the bench is unclear. He should be considered day-to-day for now, but Spencer Steer will start at first base and bat second Friday.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Scratched from Friday's lineup

    Solano was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Brewers for an undisclosed reason.

    Solano was slated to start at first base Friday, but Spencer Steer will shift to first base while Alejo Lopez enters the lineup in left field. It's not yet clear whether Solano will be available off the bench.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Sitting for matinee

    Solano isn't in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Solano started the last four games and went 1-for-15 with a double, two walks and three strikeouts. TJ Friedl will take over as the designated hitter and lead off during Saturday's matinee.

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  • Reds' Donovan Solano: Resting Monday

    Solano is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

    Solano will get a breather after he started all three of the Reds' games in Milwaukee this past weekend, going 3-for-12 with an RBI and a run. Jake Fraley will serve as the Reds' designated hitter in place of Solano on Monday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Age: 35
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R