Blue Jays Acquire Yangervis Solarte From Padres

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Toronto Blue Jays have swung a deal by acquiring infielder Yangervis Solarte from the San Diego Padres.

Solarte, 30, has been on the trading block all winter and has finally been moved. In 2017, he was good for 1.3 WAR, while hitting to a .255/.314/.416 clip over 512 plate appearances. He also clubbed a career high 18 home runs and had a 93 wRC+ and .311 wOBA.

In the field, Solarte spent a majority of time at the keystone, logging 628.2 innings, -2 defensive runs saved and a -0.4 UZR.

He is scheduled to earn $4 million this year with options for $5.5 million and $8 million in 2019 and 2020.

Going back to San Diego is outfield prospect Edward Olivares, who spent last season at two separate Single-A levels in the Blue Jays system. MLB Pipeline ranked him as Toronto’s No. 18 overall prospect.

In the deal, the Blue Jays are also getting a lesser second piece, according to Robert Murray of Fan Rag.

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