Donovan Solano Preciado…resides in Barranquilla, Colombia…older brother, Jhonatan, is a catcher in the Nationals organization and has played in parts of three big league seasons with Miami (2015) and Washington (2012-13)… originally signed by St. Louis as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 14, 2005.
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 monthsince Vladimir (Sept. 19, 1996) and Wilton (Sept. 3, 1996) Guerrero. According to Stats LLC, theyare 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 Marlinsat 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 93games; 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-ASpringfield on August 4. Batted .526 (10x19) in final 11 games with Memphis, andbatted .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 homerun 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 gamesat 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 andwent 1-for-2 as a defensive replacement at second base...ledPalm Beach (A) with 115 hits and a .286 average (qualifyingplayers) in 107 games...hit first professional home run at CLR (7/9),a solo shot in the first inning...recorded 34 multiple-hit gameswith 10 of three hits or more...clutch hitter batted .301 (31-103, 28RBI) with RISP...was promoted to Springfield (8/6) and hit .264with a home run and 11 RBI in 26 games.
Played in 132 games between Quad Cities (A) and PalmBeach (A)...the 132 games ranked second in the Cardinals minorsto 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 theseason in Palm Beach, starting 47 at shortstop, batting .209.
Used as a utility infielder at State College (A) playing in 44games...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 NewJersey...batted .262 with 11 RBI at JC including a .411 (15-34)average against LHP.