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Rangers' Nick Solak: May move around infield

Texas manager Chris Woodward said Solak, who was replaced at second base by Andy Ibanez on Monday, will see action at first and third base, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. It's not certain whether Ibanez will be a permanent replacement for Solak at second base, but the...
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Rangers' Nick Solak: On bench Monday

Solak is out of the lineup Monday against the Athletics. The 26-year-old started the past six games but will head to the bench while hitting .193/.233/.211 with only one extra-base hit through 16 games in June. Andy Ibanez was promoted from Triple-A Round Rock and will immediate step into the lineup at the keystone, and Solak's playing time could take a hit if Ibanez can even somewhat replicate his offensive production (1.058 OPS) from Triple-A.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Struggling against righties

Solak is batting just .161 (15-for-93) against right-handers since May 1, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Solak was held out of Saturday's starting lineup against Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer in what could be a more regular occurrence. He was replaced by Eli White, who recently has played the outfield but came up through the system as a utility infielder. White was hitless with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's game.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Drives in two

Solak went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a double Tuesday against the Giants. Solak made his lone hit of the contest count by delivering a two-RBI double in the sixth inning. Entering the game, he had failed to drive in a run in each of his last seven contests and gone only 4-for-23 at the plate in that span. Despite the slump, Solak still has a 100 wRC+ with eight homers, 26 RBI and 36 runs scored across 259 plate appearances for the season.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: On bench Wednesday

Solak is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies. With just one homer and a .192 average in his last 32 games, Solak has certainly cooled off after a hot start to the season. Charlie Culberson will get the start at second base and bat seventh Wednesday.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Socks eighth homer

Solak went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Yankees. His fifth-inning solo shot chased Jameson Taillon from the game and brought the Rangers within a run, but they never got any closer. Solak had gone 19 straight games without a homer, slashing .213/.289/.307 during his power drought, but he's hitting a solid .269 with eight home runs, 21 RBI and 31 runs through 44 contests.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Has three RBI in win

Solak went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Mariners. Solak's only hit of the day came in the fifth when he roped a sinker down the left field line for a two-RBI double. He would later drive in another run in the eighth inning on a ground out. It was a great bounceback performance for the 26-year-old after he went 0-for-5 in Saturday's thrilling 9-8 win. Solak is having a very solid season so far with a slash line of .277/.353/.467. He has seven home runs, 19 RBI and 25 runs scored but his 9:38 BB:K suggests he needs to have a bit more discipline at the plate.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Drills three hits

Solak went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Mariners. Solak doubled in a run and later came around to score in the first inning. The breakout star is slashing .289/.364/.484 with 11 extra-base hits and 23 runs scored this season.
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Texas Rangers: Nick Solak named AL’s top 2B through the month of April

As I’m writing this, Texas Rangers second baseman Nick Solak has an OPS of .910, which is pretty good!. In fact, Solak’s .910 OPS is so good that it currently ranks 25th in all of baseball, and 16th in the American League. At least through the first month of the season, Solak has outproduced guys like Jose Ramirez, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, and even Giancarlo Stanton.
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Nick Solak homers twice as Rangers rout Angels

The Texas Rangers got two home runs from Nick Solak and one from Joey Gallo, giving starter Mike Foltynewicz more than enough support in a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Solak homered in the first inning off Angels starter Jose Quintana and...
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Texas Rangers: Nick Solak is proving his long-term worth

You could conceivably make the argument that no Texas Rangers player has had more on the line coming into the 2021 season than second baseman Nick Solak. Acquired by the Rangers from Tampa Bay in 2019 in exchange for reliever Pete Fairbanks, Solak has spent time at second base and in the outfield, providing (mostly) excellent bat-to-ball skills during his tenure in Arlington.
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3 Rangers observations from Evan Grant, including signs of Nick Solak developing into a legitimate power-hitting threat

The following analysis original appeared Wednesday morning in The Dirt, by Evan Grant, our in-depth Texas Rangers newsletter. If you haven’t been lucky enough to get the latest Rangers news, features, and analysis from Grant delivered straight to your inbox multiple times a week, there is still plenty of time left in the season for you to change that.