Donovan Solano ends his prolonged free agency by signing a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres, following a stint with the Minnesota Twins. He will undergo extended spring training in Arizona before joining the team. Padres fans may recall Solano from his time with the San Francisco Giants, where he won a Silver Slugger Award. Known for his ability to hit for average and play multiple infield positions, Solano is expected to enhance the Padres' lineup.

By the Numbers
  • Solano hit .282/.369/.391 with the Minnesota Twins last season
  • During the 2020 season, he achieved .326/.365/.463 with three home runs and 29 RBIs
State of Play
  • Solano will undergo extended spring training in Arizona before joining the Padres
  • Once Manny Machado returns to third base, Solano is expected to serve as San Diego's DH and provide infield support
Bottom Line

Donovan Solano's addition brings infield versatility and a strong offensive presence to the Padres, potentially bolstering their performance moving forward.