Born: September 29, 1987|
|September 16, 2012, for the San Diego Padres|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||1|
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.
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. He was voted the top catcher, along with Lars Davis, in the Texas League.
On October 25, 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Solís off waivers and then outrighted him to the minors.
Tampa Bay Rays
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. Solís left the team on February 21, 2015, due to a "contractual issue." 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. 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. Free agent after 2016 season.
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- "Pirates claim RHP Beck and catcher Solis off waivers". MLB.com. October 25, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- Smith, Joe (May 27, 2014). "Rays call up catcher Ali Solis". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
- Stephen, Eric (December 19, 2014). "Ali Solis signs minor league deal with Dodgers with spring invitation, per report". truebluela.com. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
- Gurnick, Ken (February 21, 2015). "Catcher Solis, Dodgers part ways over contractual issue". MLB.com. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- "Drillers Opening Roster Taking Shape". Drillers News. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
- "Ali Solid minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)