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Padres Select Contract of Colombian IF Donovan Solano

 Matt Tallarini  |    May 6th, 2024 4:34pm EDT

Donovan Solano prepares to bat. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The San Diego Padres selected the contract of Colombian infielder Donovan Solano from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday. San Diego also optioned infielder Eguy Rosario to Triple-A El Paso as part of this correspondence.

Solano, 36, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and has played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Miami Marlins from 2012-15, the New York Yankees in 2016, the San Francisco Giants from 2019-21, the Cincinnati Reds in 2022, and the Minnesota Twins in 2023.

The right-handed hitter won the Silver Slugger Award in 2020.

Solano started the 2024 regular season with Triple-A El Paso and played in 12 games, hitting .318 with 51 plate appearances, recording 14 hits, three doubles, one home run, eight RBI, five walks, and eight strikeouts.

Solano started in four games at first base, two games at second base, and was the designated hitter for six games with Triple-A El Paso.

Last season, Solano batted .282 playing in 134 games with Minnesota and smacked 111 hits in 450 plate appearances, ripping 26 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 38 RBI, 40 walks, 100 strikeouts, and a .760 OPS before him electing free agency on November 2, 2023.

In the 2022 season with Cincinnati, Solano played in 80 games, hitting .284 with 304 plate appearances, dialing 79 hits, 16 doubles, four home runs, 24 RBI, 19 walks, 61 strikeouts, and a .724 OPS before electing free agency on November 6, 2022.

During his 10 seasons in the MLB, Solano has played in 820 games with a lifetime average of .279 and 2,697 plate appearances recording 683 hits, 127 doubles, nine triples, 32 home runs, 244 RBI, 13 stolen bases, 169 walks, 504 strikeouts, and a .711 OPS.