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Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting out Wednesday
Solano is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.
Solano manned first base for the first two games of the series and went 3-for-11 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored, but he'll get a breather for the day game after a night game. Edouard Julien will cover first base for the Twins in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Sits in series finale
Solano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Despite delivering a four-hit performance in Saturday's 9-7 win and maintaining a .395/.430/.481 batting line since Aug. 1, Solano will hit the bench Sunday for the second straight matchup with a right-handed pitcher (Jon Gray). Minnesota will roll out the same lineup they used against right-hander Max Scherzer in Friday's series opener, with Joey Gallo spelling Solano at first base once again.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Swats homer in four-hit game
Solano went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 9-7 extra-inning win over Texas on Saturday.
Solano put the first run on the board for Minnesota with his third-inning solo shot to left field. He came up big again in the fourth, knocking a two-run, two-out single to give the Twins their first lead. Solano finished with a season-high four knocks for his fifth multi-hit game over his past seven contests. He's batting a scorching .481 with seven RBI and five runs over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting Friday
Solano is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Rangers.
Solano will get a breather after he went 5-for-10 with an RBI and two runs scored while starting all three games of the team's series with Cleveland. Joey Gallo will take over at first base and bat ninth in the opener with Texas.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Continues to serve as starting 1B
Solano will start at first base and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Guardians.
After taking a seat for Tuesday's 4-2 loss, Solano will draw back into the lineup for the series finale for what will be his 14th start in 15 games. The 35-year-old has been a major boon for fantasy managers in the batting-average category in August (.361 over 72 at-bats), but his production is lacking in just about every other area (no home runs or stolen bases, nine runs and seven RBI). He's firmly supplanted Joey Gallo as the Twins' top option at first base at the moment, though Solano will be at risk of falling into a short-side platoon role once Alex Kirilloff (shoulder) returrns from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Nabs sixth straight start
Solano will start at first base and bat second in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Solano will stick in the starting nine for the sixth game in a row after going 7-for-22 with a double and an RBI over the previous five contests. The Twins are facing a left-handed opening pitcher (Ryan Borucki) on Sunday, so the righty-hitting Solano could end up giving way to the lefty-hitting Joey Gallo midway through the contest, when right-hander Osvaldo Bido is expected to take over for Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Returns to lineup
Solano (knee) is serving as Minnesota's designated hitter and batting leadoff Sunday against Philadelphia
Solano was removed from Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a sprained right knee and will now return after a four-game absence. The 35-year-old was on a nice hot streak at the plate before getting injured, going 8-for-16 with two RBI and four runs scored since Aug. 1.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Avoids significant injury
Solano was diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain in his right knee after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Detroit, but with the MRI on his knee coming back clean, the Twins are optimistic he'll avoid a long-term absence. Minnesota hasn't ruled out Solano requiring a trip to the injured list, however, but manager Rocco Baldelli said that the veteran utility man is considered day-to-day for the time being while he waits for the swelling in his ankle to subside, according to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Gets MRI on knee
Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers after undergoing an MRI on his sprained right knee, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The Twins are still waiting on the results of Solano's MRI, so until the team learns more about the severity of his injury, he'll be considered day-to-day. Solano, who made his third straight start at first base in Tuesday's 6-0 loss, went 1-for-2 at the dish before departing from the game when he injured the ankle while running the bases in the third inning. Joey Gallo came off the bench to pinch run for Solano and will draw the start at first base Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Exits with injury
Solano was removed from Tuesday's game against Detroit with a right knee sprain, Audra Martin of Bally Sports North reports.
Solano appeared to jam his right ankle after making an awkward slide back into first base, but the issue is now confirmed to be in his knee. There's no word yet on how severe Solano's injury is, but more information will likely come in the near future. For now, he should be considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Losing work at third base
Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Solano is on the bench for the fourth time in five games and appears to have lost hold of a regular role at third base. He'll still likely serve as a starting infielder against left-handed pitching, but Kyle Farmer and Willi Castro may be the Twins' preferred options at third base versus right-handed pitching while all of Jorge Polanco (hamstring), Royce Lewis (oblique) and Jose Miranda (shoulder) are on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Sitting Monday
Solano is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Mariners.
Solano will take a seat after he went 0-for-8 with six strikeouts while starting two games during the team's series with the White Sox. Willi Castro will slot in at third base while Trevor Larnach starts in left field and bats seventh in the series opener with Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Rips three doubles in loss
Solano went 3-for-4 with three doubles and one RBI in Saturday's 6-2 loss against the Orioles.
Solano doubled in each of his first three trips to the plate, with the last one scoring Byron Buxton in the sixth to bring Minnesota within four runs of the Orioles. The 35-year-old infielder has now hit safely in five straight games while registering two three-hit performances over that stretch. He's batting a robust .409 in July with seven extra-base hits, three RBI and three runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Three extra-bases hits in win
Solano went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Royals.
He went back-to-back with Byron Buxton in the fifth inning off Zack Greinke, giving Solano his fourth homer of the year -- all of which have come since June 11. The 35-year-old isn't quite an everyday player for the Twins, but he's found his way into the lineup more often than not, and since the beginning of June he's slashing .280/.404/.500 with 11 RBI and 12 runs in 29 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Homers Sunday
Solano went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
Solano kicked off the scoring after he got a hold of a hanging sweeper from Michael Lorenzen and sent it over the left field wall. Solano now has all three of his home runs this year over his last 13 games, a span during which he also boasts an impressive 12:7 BB:K. The 35-year-old has been one of the Twins' best hitters this season, slashing .277/.381/.397 with 16 extra-base hits, 19 RBI, 18 runs scored and a 26:45 BB:K over 215 plate appearances. He continues to hit toward the top of the order versus lefties but has not been able to maintain a consistent spot against righties.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Fading into platoon role
Solano is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Solano's brief run as a regular in the Minnesota lineup appears to have come to an end; he's now hit the bench for three straight matchups versus right-handed starting pitchers. Though he should retain a prominent spot in the lineup when the Twins face left-handed pitchers, Solano looks like he'll be on the odd man out versus righties now that Alex Kirilloff is getting more time at first base after he spent most of last week playing right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Blasts second homer
Solano went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer in Thursday's 8-4 loss against the Tigers.
Solano gave the Twins a 4-1 lead in the second inning with a two-out, three-run homer off Matthew Boyd. Solano has two home runs on the year, both coming in his last four games. The veteran infielder has gone 8-for-19 (.421) with a 1.402 OPS over his last six games. Solano's now slashing a solid .286/.378/.404 with 17 RBI and 17 runs scored through 185 plate appearances this season. He should continue to see regular at-bats in Minnesota thanks to his ability to play multiple infield positions.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Still seeing steady playing time
Solano will start at third base and bat second in Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Solano will pick up his 10th start in 11 games Wednesday while he continues to wield a hot bat in June. Through his first 11 games of the month, Solano is slashing .324/.419/.514 with a home run, four doubles, six runs and five RBI. The recent return of Joey Gallo from the injured list has made the Minnesota lineup slightly more crowded, but Solano's ability to handle three infield spots as well as designated hitter will continue to give him multiple pathways to playing time. Expect manager Rocco Baldelli to find a way to get Solano's bat in the lineup until the veteran starts to cool down.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Donovan Solano: Gets fifth straight start
Solano will start at first base and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Rays.
Solano will stick in the lineup for the fifth consecutive game, with the 35-year-old picking up three starts at first base and two at designated hitter during that stretch. While both Joey Gallo (hamstring) and Byron Buxton (rib) are on the 10-day injured list, Solano and Willi Castro could both have paths to steady playing time versus both left- and right-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-8, 210 lbs|
|Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|