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Rangers activate Brad Miller from 10-day IL, option Nick Solak to Round Rock

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has activated infielder/outfielder Brad Miller from the 10-day Injured List and optioned infielder/outfielder Nick Solak to Triple-A Round Rock. Miller will be active for Friday night’s home game against the Chicago White Sox. Miller was placed on...
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Launches pinch-hit HR

Solak went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Orioles. Solak entered as a pinch hitter and finished off the scoring with a ninth-inning blast, his third homer of the season -- he has 11 in the minors. The right-hitting utility player has been used sparingly since being called up at the All-Star break, making a couple of starts against lefties and also serving as a pinch hitter. In both of his starts, Solak has been replaced for a pinch hitter.
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Nick Solak up, Sam Huff down

The Texas Rangers have recalled infielder/outfielder Nick Solak from AAA Round Rock, the team announced today. To make room for him on the active roster, the Rangers have optioned catcher/DH Sam Huff to AAA Round Rock. Huff was brought up right before Mitch Garver landed on the injured list due...
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Rangers option Nick Solak, release Matt Carpenter

The Rangers announced on Thursday that catcher Mitch Garver is returning from the 10-day injured list. To open space on the active roster, corner outfielder Nick Solak has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. Texas also announced that veteran infielder Matt Carpenter has been released from his minor league contract, making him a free agent.
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Nick Solak optioned to Triple-A on Thursday

Texas needed to make room for Mitch Garver, who was activated from the 10-day IL, but it was surprising to see Solak optioned to the minors. The 27-year-old was struggling, slashing just .209/.293/.313, but he was coming off an 11-homer, seven-steal year. Even if he eventually returns to the big club, there's no reason to stash Solak given his limited upside, as there are better ways to occupy a bench spot.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: On bench in second straight

Solak is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels. Solak is on the bench against a right-handed starting pitcher (Noah Syndergaard) for the second day in a row and looks to have lost hold of his everyday role to Eli White, who remains in the lineup Monday as Texas' leadoff man. Since the beginning of May, Solak has appeared in 10 games and has slashed an underwhelming .214/.267/.250, though he's at least chipped in three stolen bases.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Doubles, swipes two bags

Solak went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases in a 6-4 win Tuesday over Kansas City. Both of Solak's stolen bases directly led to runs, as he stole second before scoring on a two-out single in the fourth and, in the sixth, stole third and scored on a wild pitch. Entering the game he was in the midst of a massive slump, going 3-for-26 in the last 14 contests. It was his first double and third extra-base hit on the season. His .700 OPS is right in line with his .706 career mark.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Sits in second straight

Solak is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees. Solak has a clearer path to playing time against right-handed pitching following Willie Calhoun's recent demotion to Triple-A Round Rock, but the former will nonetheless find himself on the bench versus a righty (Gerrit Cole) for the second game in a row. Rather than leaning on Solak as a direct replacement for Calhoun, the Rangers are more likely to rotate a number of different players in the designated-hitter spot.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Belts big blast

Solak went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 8-6 win over Seattle. The Mariners built a five-run first-inning lead in the contest, but the Rangers clawed their way back. They took their first lead in the fifth inning when Solak swatted a two-run shot to left field. The long ball was his second of the season and first since Opening Day. Before Thursday, he hadn't knocked in a run over his previous seven games.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Gets another start in LF

Solak started in left field and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Seattle. Solak made a fourth consecutive start in left field. That's by design whenever the Rangers are facing lefty-starters, as they were in three of those four contests, but he also started against a righty because primary left fielder Brad Miller dealt with back tightness over the weekend. Miller returned to action Tuesday as a pinch hitter and played three innings at third base, which suggests he could be ready to go in the outfield Wednesday against Mariners' right-hander Logan Gilbert.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Raps two hits in loss

Solak started in left field and went 2-for-5 in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Angels. Solak made a second consecutive start in left field while Brad Miller (back) remains sidelined. He likely would have started Sunday, regardless of Miller's injury, against a southpaw and is the primary fill-in against all opposing pitchers until Miller's ready. Solak is 6-for-19 with one extra-base hit and one RBI as a part-timer through six games.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Fills in for Miller

Solak started in left field in place of the injured Brad Miller (back) and went 0-for-3 in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Angels. Miller was a late scratch from the lineup, giving Solak an opportunity against right-handed starter Noah Syndergaard. With left-hander Jose Suarez on the bump Sunday for the Angels, Solak is expected to get another opportunity regardless of Miller's status. Solak is 4-for-14 (.286) with five runs, one home run and one RBI through five games.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Crosses home four times

Solak started in left field and went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three additional runs scored in Sunday's 12-6 win over the Blue Jays. Solak's second-inning solo job was the lone offense through three innings before the powerful Texas lineup plated eight runs in innings four and five. With the Rangers facing their first left-handed starter, Solak made his first start, replacing Brad Miller. The Rangers rank first in the majors with 23 runs over three games and own a healthy .811 OPS. That means there's no reason for Solak to replace an existing starter, so he'll need to find opportunities off the bench or against southpaws.
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2021 Year in Review: Nick Solak

With the 2021 season having come to a close, we are looking back at the year that was for members of the Texas Rangers. Today we are looking at position player Nick Solak. 2021 was a disappointing season at the major league level pretty much across the board. While the team was expected by everyone — including the organization — to be bad, the hope was that some young, unproven players would take strides forward, establish themselves in the rotation or as regulars or as reliable relievers. Guys would show that they were pieces the team could, if not build around, at least count on to be contributors going forward.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Makes up for miscue

Solak went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's spring training game against Oakland. Solak, who played second base in 2021, is trying to diversify into left field, where he started Thursday. He didn't play a game in the outfield last season and was shaky early, when he misplayed a ball due to the sun, which led to a run. He later made up for it by cranking a two-run homer, his second four-bagger of the Cactus League. If Solak's going to get regular at-bats in 2022, it will be as an outfielder. He's 4-for-10 thus far in three spring training games.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Goes deep Tuesday

Solak went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's spring training game against Arizona. Solak hit the first of two homers off Madison Bumgarner in the second inning to put the Rangers on top for good. He started in left field, where he's expected to spend most of his time in 2022 -- and could be the starter -- after serving at second base last season. With Marcus Semien signed, Solak will focus on left field with potential to get time at third base. If he struggles at the plate like he did last season, Solak could eventually be knocked from the starter's job by Eli White, who also homered Tuesday, when his elbow has healed enough for him to play the field.
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Rangers' Nick Solak: Focusing on left field

Texas manager Chris Woodward said Tuesday that Solak will primarily focus on left field in camp and spring training games, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Solak has experience at third base, and his name was floated as a candidate for the starting job at the hot corner, but Woodward burst that bubble. The manager talked more about Andy Ibanez and Yonny Hernandez competing for the job, while also throwing in the possibility of a platoon. Solak was Texas' starter at second base on Opening Day in 2021 but struggled at the plate and was eventually demoted to Triple-A Round Rock, where he mostly played second base.
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