MLB hot stove: Giants reportedly sign Yangervis Solarte

first_img#SFGiants in agreement with free-agent infielder Yangervis Solarte, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) February 15, 2019Solarte, who spent last season with the Blue Jays, hit 17 home runs with a .655 OPS while playing every infield position, though most of his time was spent at third and second base. Yangervis Solarte is headed west.The Giants added another veteran presence to their stash of position players on Friday by reportedly agreeing to a deal with Solarte, just a couple of days after inking Gerardo Parra on a minor-league deal. MORE: Top 79 free agents | Analyzing Padres’ pursuit of Harper and MachadoThe Giants have Evan Longoria and Joe Panik at those positions, respectively, but both dealt with injuries last season, making Solarte a strong insurance policy. Their bigger hole is in the outfield, but Solarte has only played there briefly — seven games in 2014.Solarte spent the first four seasons of his career with the Yankees and Padres, with his best season coming in San Diego in 2016, when he posted an .808 OPS in 109 games.last_img

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