San Diego Padres Sign 10-Year Veteran Infielder Who CRUSHES Left-Handed Pitching

The San Diego Padres have bolstered their infield depth with the recent signing of veteran utility player Donovan Solano to a minor league deal.

Despite Solano's age of 36, his proven track record across multiple seasons and teams underscores his value as a reliable asset.

Also, Solano has absolutely crushed left-handed pitching since 2019, posting batting averages of .339, .350, .301, .301, and .286 in the last five seasons against southpaws.

Solano's versatile skill set and consistent offensive performance make him a valuable addition to the Padres' lineup. With experience playing multiple infield positions and boasting solid offensive numbers, including a .296/.355/.413 slash line from 2019 through 2023, Solano provides the Padres with much-needed flexibility.

His ability to cover first base, second base, and third base adds depth to the roster, particularly as the team navigates various infield rotation challenges, including the impending return of Manny Machado to third base.

Last year, the 36-year-old slashed a healthy .282/.369/.391 triple-slash line, with five home runs, 38 RBI, and 43 runs scored across 134 games played with the Twins.

The signing of Solano presents a low-risk opportunity for the Padres to enhance their roster depth without committing to a major league spot upfront.

His recent success with teams like the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, and Minnesota Twins underscores his ability to contribute meaningfully on both offense and defense. Photo Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports