Donovan Solano Preciado is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. He previously played for the Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants in Major League Baseball.
How Old Is Donovan Solano?
Donovan Solano is 34 years old. He was born on December 17, 1987
In 2005, Solano signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent. In the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, he earned a mid-season All-Star in 2008.
In 2012, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Miami Marlins.
In 2005, Solano signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent. He was a backup infielder for the Cardinals for seven seasons, but he never made it to the big leagues with them.
He was a mid-season All-Star in the Class A-Advanced Florida State League with the Palm Beach Cardinals in 2008.
Solano was welcomed to spring training by the Miami Marlins as a non-roster invitee in 2012.
Solano battled for a spot as a reserve infielder with the Marlins, but Donnie Murphy won the job, and Solano was demoted to the Class AAA New Orleans Zephyrs.
On May 20, 2012, the Marlins promoted him to the major leagues for the first time, making him the 12th Colombian-born player to do so at the age of 24. He singled in his first career at-bat on May 23, 2012.
On May 26, 2012, Solano made his major league debut against the San Francisco Giants. He had a 2-4 batting average with two hits and a run batted in.
Solano contended with Donnie Murphy and Greg Dobbs for playing time at third base after Hanley Ramrez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2012, while Emilio Bonifacio took over second base following the deal that sent Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers.
Solano took over second base after Bonifacio injured his knee, while Murphy, Dobbs, and Gil Velazquez battled for the starting third base position.