Silver Slugger wears ‘super utility’ MIN uniform… 2.6 billion +α contract for 1 year

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).

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 he struggled 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. 온라인바카라

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 homers, 23 RBIs, an batting average of 0.330 OPS of 0.816 in the 2019 season, and in the 2020 season, which was shortened due to the aftermath of Corona 19, 62 hits, 3 homers, 29 RBIs, an batting average of 0.326 OPS of 0.828, won the Silver Slugger in the National League second baseman category.

In the 2021 season, he marked 86 hits, 7 home runs, 31 RBIs, a batting average of 0.280 OPS and 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 playing at any position,” Solano said. “In Cincinnati, I got more at-bats at first base. I enjoyed playing first base.”

“We’ve tried to create several different lineups this year,” Minnesota coach Rocco Baldelli said. “It’s not easy to build a roster with so many options. I’m doubly excited,” he said.

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