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Padres coach uses rear end as protection from foul ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.San Diego Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman was forced to turn his back and use his rear end to protect himself from a foul ball during Tuesday night's game against Arizona.In the bottom of the fifth, Padres batter Yangervis Solarte hit the foul grounder in Hoffman's direction. Hoffman was alert, but didn't have a lot of time...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman takes foul ball right off buttocks (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. With the San Diego Padres announcers later saying, “That’s gotta hurt,” and that he utilized his “old rusty-dusty” — whatever that means — to protect himself, Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman had little time to do anything except turn away and bear the brunt when Yangervis Solarte rocketed […] The post Padres third base...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Yankees regret trading Solarte?

Yangervis Solarte Yankees – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   The New York Yankees thought they had found a diamond in the rough with rookie third baseman Yangervis Solarte. He started off the season so well, batting .303 during the month of April and hitting 5 of his 6 homers during the month of May. He even had a productive month of May. In fact, on May 14th, he led the American...
Via Hot Stove MLB
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Impact of the Chase Headley trade

On Tuesday, July 22, the San Diego Padres agreed to send third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees in exchange for utility man Yangervis Solarte and minor-league pitcher Rafael De Paula; the Yankees also received $1,000,000 in salary relief. Currently, the New York Yankees sit just three games above .500 at 51-48; however, they are just three and a half games behind the...
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Has Yangervis Solarte Been These Last Few Years?

Yangervis has proven his worth for the boys in Pinstripes The New York Yankees are known for spending big bucks on baseball’s best players in order to win championships, but with age, injuries, and inconsistency, they must find their answers deep inside the farm system. One of those lucky players is Yangervis Solarte, who hadn’t swung a bat in the majors until this season...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No plans to move Yangervis Solarte in the lineup

Yangervis Solarte currently has the American League's best average at .336 but it looks like the Yankees will take that as a sign to keep things as they are. Don't expect Solarte to move up in the lineup due to his great hitting. That may come with more time but Joe Girardi likes having Solarte where he is: "We've kind of kept him where he is at because...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yangervis Solarte Could Just Solve a Question for 2015

Major disclaimer: As I write this, the New York Yankees are in the middle of just their ninth game. Everyone has a different variation of the old saying, but it’s something like this: 20 games mean nothing, 50 games are a blip on the radar, 80 games we can start to talk,162 games and maybe, just maybe we have ourselves a trend. But of course, fans don’t want to hear any...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

"Yangervis Yangs one?" Holy crap! John may need a home run call for Yangervis Solarte

Last week, the implications of the Yangervis ("The Yangee Gervis") Solarte ending the Lost Era of Nuni and making the trip to Houston slipped through my John Sterling Consciousness Simulator. (Of course, I was in Norway, eating dried cod strips, so the simulator wasn't running at its top, Compuserve/Windows 95 speed.) I never fathomed the possibility of Solarte actually...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: Solarte won the competition but maybe not the roster spot

Yangervis Solarte batting for the Texas Rangers. If MVPs were awarded for Spring Training, the New York Yankees would be handing a plaque to 26-year old Yangervis Solarte. Solarte is a non-roster invitee competing with Eduardo Nunez and Dean Anna for what was originally just one remaining backup infield spot on the 25-man roster. But with Brendan Ryan’s pinched-nerve, he will likely...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Yankees Give Yangervis Solarte a Chance at Second Base?

As we know, Joe Girardi has basically said that Brian Roberts will be the starting 2nd baseman come Opening Day. But what if Roberts gets hurt or under-performs? Well, one player catching eyes at this point in spring training is Yangervis Solarte. In 4 games, Solarte is batting .857(!) with 2 home runs, 5 runs batted in and 4 runs scored. Now granted it’s Spring Training and a...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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