Solano makes first big league start

MIAMI — Looking to get another right-handed bat in the lineup, Donovan Solano will make his first MLB start on Saturday, and it will be at a position he’s just now getting used to.

A natural middle infielder, Solano will start for the Marlins in left field against the Giants at Marlins Park.

Normally, Miami goes with Austin Kearns in left field when facing a lefty. But with Kearns on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, Solano will fill the spot. In the past few days, Solano has taken fly balls at the position.

Chris Coghlan, who belted a three-run homer on Friday night, will be in center field in the third of four games with the Giants. The teams have split the first two of the four-game set.

The Marlins are 17-7 in May, which establishes a club mark for the most wins in the month.

MARLINS

1) Reyes, SS

2) Infante, 2B

3) Ramirez, 3B

4) Stanton, RF

5) Morrison, 1B

6) Solano, LF

7) Coghlan, CF

8) Buck, C

9) Buehrle, P

Joe Frisaro

 

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