Alí Solís

Alí Solís
Free agent
Born: (1987-09-29) September 29, 1987
Mexicali, México
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 16, 2012, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .000
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Solís and the second or maternal family name is López.

Román Alí Solís López (born September 29, 1987) is a Mexican professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres in 2012 and Tampa Bay Rays in 2014.

Professional Baseball Career

San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres signed Solís as an international free agent in February 2005. Solís spent eight professional seasons in the Padres minor league organization, as well as playing 21 games in the Mexican League in 2010.[1]

In 2012, Solís played for the Double-A San Antonio Missions, hitting .283 with 6 home runs in 87 games. He appeared in the All-Star Futures Game as a replacement for Yasmani Grandal.[2] He was voted the top catcher, along with Lars Davis, in the Texas League.[3]

The Padres promoted Solís to the major leagues on September 4, 2012.[4] He appeared in 5 games and had 4 at-bats, staying on the roster through the end of the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates

On October 25, 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Solís off waivers and then outrighted him to the minors.[5]

Tampa Bay Rays

Solis signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on November 21, 2013. His contract was selected from the Triple-A Durham Bulls on May 27, 2014.[6]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On December 19, 2014, Solís signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that included an invitation to Major League spring training.[7] Solís left the team on February 21, 2015, due to a "contractual issue."[8] On March 16, he rejoined the Dodgers but was assigned to minor league camp. He was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers to start the season.[9] He played in 69 games for Tulsa and hit .145 before a late season recall to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers, where he hit .143 in seven games.[10] Free agent after 2016 season.


  1. "Padres announce roster moves". Padres press release. September 4, 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  2. "Padres prospects Rymer Liriano, Ali Solis appear in Futures Game | News". 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
  3. Hugh Keeton (2012-08-28). "Springfield Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras named Texas League M.V.P. – KSPR 33". Retrieved 2012-09-05.
  4. JEFF SANDERS "PADRES NOTES: Cashner ready to come back". Retrieved 2012-09-05.
  5. "Pirates claim RHP Beck and catcher Solis off waivers". October 25, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  6. Smith, Joe (May 27, 2014). "Rays call up catcher Ali Solis". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  7. Stephen, Eric (December 19, 2014). "Ali Solis signs minor league deal with Dodgers with spring invitation, per report". Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  8. Gurnick, Ken (February 21, 2015). "Catcher Solis, Dodgers part ways over contractual issue". Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  9. "Drillers Opening Roster Taking Shape". Drillers News. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  10. "Ali Solid minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference.

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