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Twins sign Donovan Solano to one-year contract

Chris Paddack placed on 60-day Injured List

FORT MYERS, FL – The Minnesota Twins have signed infielder Donovan Solano to a one-year contract for the 2023 season, the team announced today.

35-year-old Solano batted.284 (79-for-278) in 80 games last season for the Cincinnati Reds. He also had 16 doubles, four home runs, 24 RBI, 22 runs scored, 19 walks, a.339 on-base percentage, and a.724 OPS. He started 26 games as the designated hitter, played 16 games at third base, 7 games at second base, and 26 games at first base.

The winner of the 2020 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award has played for the Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Reds for a portion of nine major league seasons. During those seasons, he hit.278 (572-for-2058), had 101 doubles, eight triples, 27 home runs, 206 RBI, 205 runs scored, 129 walks, and had an on-base percentage of.327 in 686 games. The Barranquilla, Colombia native plans to play for Colombia in the 2023 World Baseball Classic after also being on the team in 2017 and currently ranks third all-time among players born in Colombia in terms of hits (572) and games played (686).

The Twins have placed right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack on the 60-day Injured List to make room on the 40-man roster. As he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Paddack is likely to miss the majority of the 2023 season.

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