Minnesota recruited former Silver Slugger Donovan Solano.
The Minnesota Twins announced on the 24th (Korean time), “We have recruited Solano.” According to John Heyman of the American media ‘New York Post’, Solano’s contract is a one-year contract and guarantees 2 million dollars (about 2.6 billion won) with an additional incentive of up to 250,000 dollars (about 326.5 million won).스포츠토토
Solano, who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international amateur free agent in 2005, made his big league debut with the Miami Marlins in 2012. In his debut season, he recorded 84 hits, 2 homers, 28 RBIs, a batting average of 0.295 OPS and 0.717, but suffered from sluggishness from the 2013 season to the 2015 season. He recorded batting averages of 0.249, 0.252, and 0.189, respectively, and did not rebound to a batting average of 0.227 in the 2016 season with the New York Yankees.
Solano, who failed to play in the major leagues in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, began to blossom with the San Francisco Giants in the 2019 season. He recorded 71 hits, 4 home runs, 23 runs batted in, 0.330 OPS, 0.816 in the 2019 season, and in the 2020 season, which was shortened due to Corona 19, 62 hits, 3 home runs, 29 runs batted in, 0.326 OPS, 0.828, won the Silver Slugger in the National League second baseman category.
In the 2021 season, he had 86 hits, 7 home runs, and 31 RBIs with a batting average of 0.280 and an OPS of 0.748. San Francisco then gave Tylo Estrada the second base job and Solano traded to the Cincinnati Reds. Last season in Cincinnati, he finished the season with 79 hits, 4 homers, 24 RBIs, a batting average of 0.284 OPS and 0.724.
Solano’s primary position is second base. However, he is a utility that can also serve as a third baseman, shortstop, and first baseman. But while in Cincinnati, Solano only played in six games as a second baseman. He appeared in 16 games as a third baseman and 26, the most as a first baseman. “I really enjoy the game at any position,” Solano said. “In Cincinnati, I got more plate appearances at first base. I enjoyed playing first base.”
“We’ve tried to create several different lineups this year,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. “It’s not easy to build a roster with so many options. I’m doubly excited,” he said.