Yangervis Solarte Looked Good
I was at tonight's exhibition game between the Round Rock Express and Texas Rangers at Dell Diamond and was surprised to hear Yangervis Solarte's name announced in the starting lineups for the Express. I knew I hadn't heard his name mentioned this spring, but didn't realize he had signed with Texas as a six-year minor league free agent. Anyway, he looked really sharp starting at second, and belted a long 2-run homer off Derek Holland in the first inning. Too bad the Twins couldn't have held on to this guy with their mediocre upper-level middle infield depth.
As a side note, unfortunately didn't get to see Joe Nathan pitch. All the Rangers major leaguers were long out of the game by the sixth inning.