Given A Second Chance, Yangervis Solarte Hopes To Make A Statement
Jun 6, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees third basemen Yangervis Solarte (26) at bat against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Just when Yangervis Solarte thought he was heading back to his stomping grounds of eight years in the minor leagues, he got called up back to the majors around 12:30 am Thursday and couldn’t be any happier. This time, he wants to make sure he stays.
Solarte got recalled due to Carlos Beltran making yet another trip to the disabled list. Although Beltran is only supposed to be on there for seven days, every game is huge for Solarte, to show people that he really does deserve a spot on the Yankees’ roster.
He started off the first two months of a season on a hot streak, and everyone could not keep his name out of their mouths. From the middle of May up until July 3, his hitting became absolutely miserable. The Yankees thought it would be best to send him back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to get his mojo back. In fact, it seems like it was the best decision for him.
In the past week with Triple-A, Solarte has gone 12-for-20, including five RBI. He even commented on his new approach at the plate, which is to be more aggressive.
With his latest adjustments, the Yankees hope that it will pay off at the plate, as they need all of the offense they can get.