Former Top Prospect Joins Third Team This Month

Nick Solak, a versatile infielder/outfielder, has been on the move in the past month, bouncing between three different teams.

Solak was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Seattle Mariners during spring training, but struggled in limited playing time with the Mariners and was designated for assignment. He was then claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox, who subsequently optioned him to their Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte.

Despite Solak's recent struggles and limited playing time in Triple-A, his ability to play multiple positions and provide valuable depth makes him an attractive option for teams.

At 28 years old, he still has time to prove himself and potentially return to the major leagues. For now, he will focus on performing well in Triple-A and making the most of his opportunities when called upon.

The former top prospect has not been able to live up to the hype in the majors since his rookie season in 2019 when he slashed .293/.393/.491, with five home runs, 17 RBIs, two stolen bases and 19 runs scored across his first 33 games. 

Since his rookie season, Solak has managed an underwhelming .246/.317/.354 triple-slash line, 16 home runs, 76 RBIs, 17 stolen bases, and 98 runs scored over 220 games and three seasons.
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