The Minnesota Twins added a key veteran to their mix, signing utilityman Donovan Solano to a one-year, major-league deal.
The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.
Once a prospect within the St. Louis Cardinals organization, Solano made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins in 2012.
He spent the 2022 season with the Cincinnati Reds.
The veteran has also spent time with the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants.
But the Twins are getting a solid piece in Solano.
He can play all four infield positions and brings power from the right side of the plate.
But he finds himself in an elite category with several star players as one of just four hitters in the National League to have hit at least .300 since 2019.
On Twitter, MLB insider Danny Vietti referenced an old tweet and commented on the Twins latest signing.
Donnie Barrels https://t.co/BOVAqEvrRV
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) February 21, 2023
Solano’s nickname is of course “Donny Barrels.”
But other players such as Freddie Freeman, Jeff McNeil, and Trea Turner appear on the list.
Needless to say, Solano is in some elite company with some of the best hitters in the game today.
This time, Solano will shift to the American League
The 35-year-old could potentially serve as a designated hitter for the Twins.
Again, he is versatile and is able to play all four infield positions, so the Twins could also use him in the field if Carlos Correa, Kyle Farmer, Royce Lewis, or Jorge Polanco need a day off.
But his bat is well traveled and should serve the Twins well.NEXT: Twins Reach Agreement With Veteran Infielder