Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia...Brother Jhonatan is a catcher and has played parts of three seasons in the Majors with Miami (2015) and Washington (2012-13)…Donovan himself is married (Laura Triana) and has two sons named Donovan and Enoc.
Had one of the best seasons of his career hitting .326 (62-for-190) with 22 runs scored, 15 doubles, one triple, three homers and 29 RBI in 54 games...Earned his first career Silver Slugger Award...His .326 batting average was the fifth-best in the NL behind WAS's Juan Soto (.351), ATL's Freddie Freeman (.341), ATL's Marcell Ozuna (.338) and WAS's Trea Turner (.335)…Also had a career-best .828 OPS...His 15 multi-hit games were tied with Wilmer Flores for the second-most on the team (Yastrzemski, 17)…Started 46 games, making 39 starts at second base, five at third and two at shortstop...His 11 errors were the most of any NL player at any position and the second-most in MLB behind Boston's Rafael Devers (14)…Solano's 11 miscues were the most he's had in any season in his career... Ranked ninth in the NL with batting with runners in scoring position, hitting .380 (19-for-50)… Hit .350 (21-for-60) against left-handed pitching, the eighth-best mark in the NL...His .434 (23-for-53) average with two outs was the second-best mark in MLB behind CWS's Eloy Jimenez (.438)…Made his fourth career Opening Day roster (first with Giants) and first since making Miami's OD roster in 2015...Matched his career-high with four hits on July 30 vs. San Diego, with three of those four knocks being a career-best three doubles...became the first Giant to have three-or-more doubles in a game since Buster Posey had three on Sept. 29, 2017...Recorded a career-best six RBI on Sept. 1 at Colorado, going 4-for-6...joined teammates Alex Dickerson and Brandon Crawford to drive in six runs that night...according to Elias, the Giants were the first team since 1920 (the first season RBIs appeared on official scoresheets) to have three players with six-plus RBI in a game...Had a career-best 17-game hit streak from July 25- Aug. 15, the longest by a Giants player since Angel Pagan hit safely in 19-straight games in 2016.
Set a career-high in homers (four) while tying his career-high in doubles (13).... Batted .353 (47-for-133) with 13 extra-base hits (nine doubles, triple, three homers) after the All-Star break...among players with at least 100 ABs since the break, Solano's .353 average was fifth-highest in the Majors (third-highest in the NL) behind WAS's Howie Kendrick (.373), ARI's Ketel Marte (.358), OAK's Ramon Laureano (.358) and CWS' Tim Anderson (.357)...min 100 at-bats post All-Star break.... Became the first Major League player since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004 to .400 or better on the road (min. 100 plate appearances on the road) and just the third overall player to do so since 1970.... Batted .453 in 24 road games during July and August.... Posted a .394 batting average on fastballs according to Sports Info Solutions...the .394 clip was best in the Majors for any player who saw a minimum of 400 fastballs this season.... Had a season-high 10 game hitting streak from June 18-July 3...marked his first double-digit hit streak since a 10-gamer from September 19-30, 2012...the only active player who had a longer gap between double-digit hitting streaks was Jeff Mathis (13-game streak from April 5-June 22, 2010, and then an 11-game streak from July 7-Aug. 5, 2017 (Stats, LLC)…Made 42 starts for the Giants, starting 27 at second base, 14 at shortstop and one at third.... Appeared in just six games, making two starts before being optioned back to Triple-A on May 20 as LHP Andrew Suarez was recalled...was recalled the next day as the team placed LHP Travis Bergen on the IL.... Hit the first leadoff homer of his career in his start on July 2 at San Diego.... Had a career-high nine total bases on July 17 at Colorado, going 4-for-5 with a single, two doubles and a homer...his four hits matched his career high for the third time (also twice in 2014)… Recorded his second career walk-off RBI on July 18 vs. New York-NL, hitting a run-scoring single to right field in the 16th inning of a 3-2 win.... Registered his second career multi-HR game on Aug. 4 at Colorado...also hit his second career leadoff home run...his other multi-HR game came almost six years ago on Sept. 25, 2012...according to Stats LLC, Solano's gap of six years, 313 days between first two multi-HR games is the 34th largest gap in MLB history...the last player with a gap that large who hit his second with the Giants was Bengie Molina, first was May 12, 2000, and second was May 7, 2007.... Dealt with a sore right calf over the final few weeks of the season that knocked him out of the starting lineup.... Selected from Triple-A Sacramento on May 7 after batting .322 (28-for-87) with four doubles, two homers and 16 RBI in 24 games with the River Cats...was his first time on a Major League roster since 2016 with the Yankees.
Was a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training in his first season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization...was his 14th professional season...Appeared in 81 games for triple-A Oklahoma City and eight games with the rookie-level AZL Dodgers on a rehab assignment...Placed on the injured list at Oklahoma City on May 23 and was reinstated July 15...began a rehab assignment with the AZL Dodgers on July 2...Was batting .370 at the time of the injury with a .419 OBP and a .507 SLG...Returned to Oklahoma City and hit .274 with a .294 OBP over his final 43 games...Batted .322 (28-for-87) off left-handed pitching and hit .317 (72-for-227) off right-handed pitching... Played 13 games for Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the season and batted .280 (14-for50) with four extra-base hits and six RBI.
Spent entire season with the Yankees' Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hitting .282 with 44 runs, 29 doubles, four homers and 48 RBI in 99 games ... With runners on base he has hit .319, while posting a .330 mark with runners in scoring position…excelled against righties as he posted a .297 average, compared to a .245 mark against lefties ... Prior to the start of the season, he was a member of Team Colombia in the World Baseball Classic, going 3-for14 (.214) with two RBI in three games ... Following the season, played for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League, hitting .371 with 10 runs, six doubles and five RBI in 15 games…hit safely in 13 of 15 games, including collecting eight multi-hit games.
Appeared in nine games for the Yankees (5 starts at 2B, 1 at 3B), hitting .227 (5-for-22) with 5R, 2 doubles, 1HR and 2RBI…made his Yankees debut in 9/18 loss at Boston, starting at 2B and going 1-for-4 with 1R…was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' active roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the game…became the first Colombia-born player to appear in a game for the Yankees… hit two-run HR-his only HR with the Yankees-and was 3-for-5 with 2R and 1 double in 9/21 win at Tampa Bay…spent the majority of the season with Scranton/WB, hitting .319 (163-for-511) with 64R, 33 doubles, 3 triples, 7HR and 67RBI in 131 games, appearing at 2B, 3B, SS and DH…led the IL in hits, ranked third in batting average, tied for third in doubles and was fourth in total bases (223)…was named to the IL Postseason All-Star Team…hit .404 (65-for-161) off left-handed pitching…in seven playoff games for the IL champions, hit .308 (8-for-26) with 6R, 4 doubles and 3RBI…cleared waivers and elected free agency in lieu of being outrighted to the minors on 10/10…following the season, appeared in 16 games with the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League and batted .250 (12-for-48) with 7R and 5RBI…
Made a third consecutive Opening Day roster with Miami and batted .189 (17-for-90) with 6R, 3 doubles, 1 triple and 7RBI in 55 games…also played 36 games over two stints with Triple-A New Orleans (6/27-7/12, 8/3-9/4), hitting .271 (38-for-140) with 10R, 3 doubles and 6RBI…he and his brother, Jhonatan, played (and started) together for the first time on 5/3 vs. Philadelphia and collected back-to-back hits leading off the fifth inning, as Donovan singled and scored on Jhonatan's RBI double…marked the first time two brothers had appeared in the same game for the Marlins, as well as the first time the two Solanos had played together on the same team in the Majors or minor leagues…the duo also both started on 5/31 at New York-NL…following the season, played in seven games for Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League (.286, 4-for-14).
Had a hit in 45 of 67 games started, batting .266 (72x271), with 26 runs scored, 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 26 RBI in those outings...Batted .282 (35x124) in ?nal 31 starts...Ranked seventh in NL in batting average in July (.344/22x64)...That was highest monthly average of his career (min. 50 AB)...Tied career high on June 4 at Tampa Bay with three RBI, and hit sixth career home run...First two home runs of season came off of All-Stars David Price (June 4) and Adam Wainwright (August 12)...Hit .343 (12x35) over last nine games of ?rst half, bringing pre-All-Star batting aver-age to .231 (25x108) in 49 games...Went on to bat .262 (53x202) in 62 games during second half...Had season-long seven-game hitting streak from July 2-11, batting .414 (12x29) with two doubles and three RBI...Set new career high with four hits on July 22 at Atlanta, and tied the mark on Sep-tember 5 vs. Atlanta...Hit first-inning home run on August 30 at Atlanta, marking fourth game-winning RBI of season, a new career high (formerly three in 2012)...Batted .371 (23x62) with .516 slugging percentage when facing a pitcher for sec-ond time in game...Made Opening Day roster but was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on June 16; was recalled on June 25 after just six games with NOLA.
Ranked second on Club in batting average with RISP (min. 75 AB) at .316 (24x76), behind only Marcell Ozuna (.347/26x75)... That ranked fourth among National League second basemen (min. 75 AB), behind Matt Carpenter (.388), Brandon Phillips (.338) and Chase Utley (.330)... Had 28 RBI in second half of season, which ranked sixth among NL second basemen, behind Daniel Murphy (39), Chase Utley (39), Jedd Gyorko (38), Matt Carpenter (33) and Brandon Phillips (29)... Post All-Star spike in RBI came despite average dipping to .239, from .268 in first half... Was placed on 15-day disabled list on May 6 with strained left intercostal muscle... Recalled from rehab and sent to Triple-A New Orleans on June 9. Recalled to Miami on July 2... Recorded a hit in all 17 games played for NOLA, batting .379 (25x66) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBI... Following season, was named by Wilson as Marlins' Defensive Player of the Year... Made all 92 of his defensive starts at second base (93 appearances), registering a .983 fielding percentage (464 TC/8 E); made two appearances at third base... Made just two errors in 61 starts (62 appearances) during second half of season, all at second base. Compiled a .993 fielding percentage (302 TC) in that time.
Began season with Triple-A New Orleans. Had contract selected on May 20 and made Major League debut on May 21 against Colorado, as a defensive replacement (2B) in ninth inning...Recorded first ML hit on May 22 against Colorado, in first career at-bat...His older brother, Jhonatan Solano, made ML debut for Washington against Marlins on May 29 in Miami. Became first set of brothers to make ML debuts in same month since Vladimir (Sept. 19, 1996) and Wilton (Sept. 3, 1996) Guerrero. According to Stats LLC, they are first set of brothers to record first career hits in same month since Pete (Baltimore) and Steve (Milwaukee) Stanicek in September 1987...On Sept. 25 at Atlanta, became just third Marlin in club history to have multihomer game in same game he recorded first ML home run, joining Hanley Ramirez (2006) and Tim Hyers (1999)...Had career-long 12-game hitting streak from August 17-29; batted .432 (19-for-44) during streak, with a double, a triple, four RBI and a .490 OBP...Batted .327 (54-for-165) over final 43 games of season, starting every game for Marlins at second base. Had 20 runs scored, five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 18 RBI over that span...Also over that span, which began on Aug. 17, had more hits than any rookie in Majors, ahead of Bryce Harper and Jordan Pacheco (53 each), and his .327 average was percentage points ahead of Harper (53-for-162) for best mark in Majors...Was 11th among National League rookies in hits, with 84, despite playing in just 93 games; Yonder Alonso and Norichika Aoki led all NL rookies, with 150 each...Made 316 plate appearances. Among all rookies to reach that plateau, his .295 average (84-for-285) was third, behind Mike Trout (.326/182-for-559) and Pacheco (.309/147-for-475).
Spent most of season with triple-A Memphis before being transferred to double-A Springfield on August 4. Batted .526 (10x19) in final 11 games with Memphis, and batted .375 (6x16) overall as a pinch-hitter with Redbirds...Had season-long hit streak of eight games for Memphis from June 11-18, batting 13x31 (.419) over span...In 16 games at third base for Memphis, batted .393 (22x56) with three doubles and seven RBI. In 26 games at second base, batted .222 (16x72) with five doubles and three RBI and in 20 games at shortstop, batted .267 (20x75) with 12 doubles, a triple, a home run and nine RBI. Also saw four games at designated hitter, batting .100 (1x10) with two RBI...Had a five-hit game on June 6 at Oklahoma City, recording two runs, two doubles and two RBI...Batted .345 (11x42) against lefties in 27 games at Springfield, with three doubles, a home run and five RBI.
Played in 102 games at Memphis (AAA), starting 63 games at shortstop, 14 at second base and 13 at third base. ... Suffered a sprained left wrist causing him to miss 18 games from 8/18-9/4. ... Belted a career-best four home runs, surpassing his career total (three) entering the season. ... Gradually improved his BA every month finishing April at .138, May at .169, June at .204, July at .221 and Aug./Sept. at .255. ... Posted the highest BA (.356, 37-104) on the Memphis team from 7/21 through the end of the season, including a .371 (26-for-70) mark during the month of August. ... Was a clutch pinch-hitter, posting a .353 BA (6-17), including a home run 6/20 vs. NO, off Adalberto Mendez.
Played in 116 games between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA)...Hit a career-best .317 in 52 games at Memphis with two stints from 4/30 to 5/24, and 6/6 to 7/19 playing the majority of games at shortstop (43)...Batted very well against RHP, with a .388 (45-116) average and 14 RBI; and hit .300 (15-50) with RISP at Memphis...Hit safely in 31 of 52 games and tallied 15 multiple-hit games...Durable player has played in 88% of career games, including 282 starts at shortstop, 143 at third base and 63 at second base.
Selected to the Florida State League All-Star game and went 1-for-2 as a defensive replacement at second base...led Palm Beach (A) with 115 hits and a .286 average (qualifying players) in 107 games...hit first professional home run at CLR (7/9), a solo shot in the first inning...recorded 34 multiple-hit games with 10 of three hits or more...clutch hitter batted .301 (31-103, 28 RBI) with RISP...was promoted to Springfield (8/6) and hit .264 with a home run and 11 RBI in 26 games.
Played in 132 games between Quad Cities (A) and Palm Beach (A)...the 132 games ranked second in the Cardinals minors to Nick Stavinoha's 139...posted a career-high five RBI at LAN (5/11) going 4-for-5 with a double...played final 50 games of the season in Palm Beach, starting 47 at shortstop, batting .209.
Used as a utility infielder at State College (A) playing in 44 games...hit well on the road with a .342 average (26-76)...batted .421 with RISP and two outs.
Split a short-season between Johnson City and New Jersey...batted .262 with 11 RBI at JC including a .411 (15-34) average against LHP.