Solano with the St. Louis Cardinals
|Miami Marlins – No. 17|
December 17, 1987 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|May 21, 2012 for the Miami Marlins|
(through April 8, 2014)
|Runs Batted In||62|
St. Louis Cardinals
In 2012, the Miami Marlins invited Solano to spring training as a non-roster invitee. Solano competed for the reserve infielder role with the Marlins, but the job went to Donnie Murphy and Solano was assigned to the New Orleans Zephyrs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He received his first promotion to MLB by the Marlins on May 20, 2012, becoming the 12th Colombian-born player to reach the major leagues. On May 23, 2012, he singled in his first career at-bat.
Solano's first career major league start was on May 26, 2012 against the San Francisco Giants. He went 2-4 with 2 hits and a run batted in. With the trade of Hanley Ramírez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2012, Solano competed with Donnie Murphy and Greg Dobbs for playing time at third base, as Emilio Bonifacio took over second base following the trade that sent Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers. After Bonifacio injured his knee, Solano took over second while Murphy, Dobbs, and Gil Velazquez competed to be the starting third baseman. Solano finished the season batting .295 in 285 at-bats with 2 homers, 11 doubles, 3 triples, 28 RBIs, 21 walks, and 7 stolen bases.
The Marlins placed Solano on the disabled list on May 7, 2013, retroactive to May 4.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)