Another day, another rumor linking the Giants to a versatile, veteran free agent.
This one comes via Alex Pavlovic and Jon Heyman, who are reporting that San Francisco is one of a number of teams that are interested in former Blue Jays and Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte.
Heard the Giants have interest in Yangervis Solarte. Had a down year with Blue Jays, but he’s versatile and they’re still looking for infield depth.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) February 14, 2019
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 14, 2019
Solarte, 31, played in 122 games in his first and only season with the Blue Jays last season. A true utility infielder, Solarte played in 80 games at 3B, 28 at 2B, six at SS, and two at 1B. He posted a slash line of .226/.277/.378, which fell below his career average of .259/.317/.410. On November 30, Solarte was non-tendered by the Blue Jays and became a free agent.
The Giants enter spring with Alen Hanson and Pablo Sandoval as the only two veteran backup infielders on their 40-man roster. Abiatal Avelino, Ryder Jones, and Breyvic Valera will also compete for jobs but are considered long shots to make the opening day roster.