Donovan Solano

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Donovan Solano
Solano with the St. Louis Cardinals
Miami Marlins – No. 17
Second baseman
Born: (1987-12-17) December 17, 1987 (age 26)
Barranquilla, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 21, 2012 for the Miami Marlins
Career statistics
(through April 8, 2014)
Batting average .268
Hits 174
Home runs 5
Runs Batted In 62
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Solano and the second or maternal family name is Preciado.

Donovan Solano Preciado (born December 17, 1987) is a Colombian professional baseball infielder and outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.


St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Solano signed as an international free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent seven seasons in the Cardinals organization as a backup infielder.[1]

Miami Marlins[edit]

In 2012, the Miami Marlins invited Solano to spring training as a non-roster invitee.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.


His brother, Jhonatan Solano, plays for the Washington Nationals and also made his debut in 2012.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "THE MINORS REPORT: Change good for former Redbird Donovan Solano". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ Navaroo, Manny. "Miami Marlins top Rockies, Ricky Nolasco moves atop victory list - Miami Marlins". Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Miami Marlins promote Coghlan, Solano, DL Bonifacio; Adam Lind status – Miami Marlins – Sun-Sentinel". 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ "With Hanley gone, Solano to get time at third | News". 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ Kilgore, Adam (2012-05-29). "Jhonatan Solano greets his brother Donovan Solano in the majors with their parents watching". Retrieved 2012-10-23. 

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