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Bob Elliott's Baseball: Solarte a smashing success with the Jays

Jeff Smith doesn’t want to say Yangervis Solarte was a smash from the first day he managed him with a class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins in 2008.

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“First year I put his name on a Fort Myers lineup card, right after he was promoted, I had him in the No. 3 hole and we were in Daytona,” Smith says of the switch-hitting Solarte. “He was batting left-handed and hit a ball over the right-field fence into the parking lot … and smashed through a windshield.”

It doesn’t matter whether it’s peewee baseball, the minors, Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona or t…
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