Solano a sleeper in Marlins’ camp
JUPITER, Fla. — If you’re looking for a sleeper at Marlins’ camp, glance no further than Donovan Solano.
A non-roster invitee with six years of Minor League experience in the Cardinals system, Solano is in contention for the utility infield job. The team also is considering Donnie Murphy, who is under contract and on the 40-man roster, and Nick Green, a non-roster invitee with big league experience.
“He’s in the mix,” manager Ozzie Guillen said of Solano. “He’s playing very, very well. He’s doing everything we’ve asked him to do. He’s been great on the field, and hitting. He’s opening a lot of people’s eyes here, especially mine, and my coaching staff. We’re going to put him in the mix, and see what happens.”
Solano is 9-for-22 (.409) in 11 Grapefruit League games.
The 24-year-old is from Colombia, and he’s striving to make the big leagues for the first time.
“We’ve got two weeks to decide what we’re going to do,” Guillen said.
— Joe Frisaro